Multidisciplinary design practice BDP has been involved in the construction of six emergency NHS Nightingale hospitals built to care for Covid-19 patients.
The hospitals are in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Harrogate, Bristol and Cardiff and include the conversion of the ExCeL in London into a 4,000-bed healthcare facility.
Dragon’s Heart Hospital at the Cardiff Principality Stadium (pictured) required tent structures and the repurposing of hospitality suites. BDP worked with Mott MacDonald, the Welsh Rugby Union and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
BDP designed the 750-bed Manchester Nightingale Hospital at Manchester Central Convention Complex, which was delivered by a JV between Vinci and Sir Robert McAlpine.
BDP’s Bristol studio was involved in converting UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, alongside main contractor Kier and, in Birmingham, working under main contractor.
Interserve, BDP provided the design and engineering to help convert the NEC into a 4,000-bed emergency hospital. In North Yorkshire, it converted the Harrogate Convention Centre into a temporary 500-bed, level-three critical care feild hospital, working with main contractor BAM.