INTERSERVE has landed a contract to convert three hotels into Covid-19 isolation centres to accommodate patients who are recovering from the virus.
The work follows Interserve’s success in delivering the first phase of the new NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham at the National Exhibition Centre.
Interserve has been appointed by the department for health & social care to convert the Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel hotel. If required, it will be used as an isolation and quarantine facility 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 isolation units 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. They were used to quarantine British citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of the 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 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.