Bam building new fast-track health facilities

Bam building new fast-track health facilities

Bam Construct is helping deliver emergency facilities for the NHS, it has revealed.

In a statement that noted many of its sites had reopened today following a previously announced 48-hour pause and review of working practices in light of the coronavirus, the firm also announced it is working on “two fast-track care facilities” projects.

A number of facilities are being refitted and set up across the UK to help in the fight against COVID-19. On Friday it was announced that two new large buildings – the NEC in Birmingham and the Manchester conference centre – are to be refitted to serve as hospitals in the same way that the Excel Centre in east London has been. A number of existing NHS and private hospitals are also changing their configurations to help with the crisis.

A Bam spokesman said he was unable to say exactly which projects the company was working on at present.

“We are also continuing to look at other ways that we can assist the NHS with emergency arrangements,” the statement added.

The company said it has closed a number of sites in Scotland, London and the Midlands following its review.

Bam Construct UK chief executive James Wimpenny (pictured) said: “Buildings are central to people’s lives, and at this time they are also central to saving people’s lives. These are the most extraordinary and concerning times for us all. We are all in this together, working hard to save lives and livelihoods.”