Darwin Group delivers new emergency ward for Barnet Hospital

£6.6m facility provides 35 additional beds for COVID-19 patients

The global Coronavirus pandemic has heightened the demand for additional medical facilities across the UK and, to address this, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust appointed Darwin Group to provide a new emergency ward.

Delivered inside six months, the 1,394sq m modular ward was built at the Shropshire-based firm’s factory using modern methods of construction (MMC).

The £6.6m facility provides 35 additional hospital beds at Barnet Hospital and is fully Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) compliant – meaning the design, installation, and engineering behind the facility are in line with best-in-class healthcare standards.

Handed over on time and to budget, Darwin Group took on all stages of design, planning, engineering, and construction from start to finish.

Charles Pierce, managing director at Darwin Group, said: “This is our third permanent hospital ward that we have delivered during the Coronavirus outbreak, following on from schemes at the Royal Albert Infirmary in Wigan and New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. 

“Our skilled in-house team of designers, planners, and architects have considered the specific needs of each hospital along the way and how to match these with the surrounding environment – and our delivery at Barnet Hospital is a best-in-class example of that.”  

 

 

 

Related Stories
Learning from China’s reaction to Coronavirus threat
UK health construction experts have said there is little learning that can be taken from China’s super-speedy approach to developing a hospital to deal with those affected by the killer Coronavirus.
Flexibility and adaptability 'key' to the future of healthcare construction and
Speakers at last week's healthcare buildings forum Scotland called for a new approach to the delivery of healthcare infrastructure, driven by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Major expansion for Newton Heath Health Centre
£162,000 upgrade for growing GP clinic and COVID-19 vaccination hub
The unexpected cost of PPE
New research reveals increased use of personal protective equipment increased the NHS's carbon footprint by 1% at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 testing facility opens at London science hub
Dedicated laboratory launched at MedCity