Three hotels converted into Covid-19 isolation centres


Interserve has secured contracts to transform three hotels into Covid-19 isolation centres to house patients who are recovering from the disease

Interserve Construction has been appointed by the Department for Health & Social Care (DHSC) to convert the Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel hotel. It has been block-booked by the DHSC for use as a Covid-19 isolation centre if it is required.

The centre will be used for international visitors to the UK who develop coronavirus symptoms and for Britons who have returned home from countries that have had Covid-19 cases.

Interserve has already converted two other facilities into Covid-19 isolation centres on behalf of the NHS; at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral and at a hotel and conference centre at Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes.

The units were used to quarantine British citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

Mark Buckle, divisional director at Interserve Construction, said: “Interserve Construction and Interserve Engineering Services have considerable experience and strong capabilities in delivering significant NHS facilities across the UK, as evidenced by the work we have done on the new NHS Nightingale Birmingham Hospital.”

Elsewhere, Interserve Construction is converting the Holiday Inn Brent Cross and the Crown Plaza Stockley hotel into isolation units on behalf of the Home Office. They will accommodate asylum seekers who exhibit symptoms associated with Covid-19.

As the principal contractor, Interserve Construction delivered the first phase of the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham on behalf of the NHS and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.


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