Interserve has completed the second phase of NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham, housed in the NEC exhibition centre, with the handover of a further 390 beds.
The temporary hospital now has a total of 1,200 beds available, delivered by a team of 400 employees and contractors and 60 Gurkhas, led by Interserve.
NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham is one of seven Nightingale hospitals in the England, offering critical care beds in response to the covid-19 epidemic.
The Birmingham hospital, which became operational on 10 April, was built in the NEC in eight days, was officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge, using a video link, on 16 April.
Vince Kesterton, project director, Interserve Construction, said: “Our team supported by our supply chain of contractors have delivered a fantastic effort and shown great professionalism in handing over phase two of this project with another 390 critical care beds in just two weeks.
“The way everyone has focussed on the task in hand and worked together as one team has been exceptional. This is a testament to our colleagues, and they should be very proud of their achievements – a project to tell their kids and grandchildren about in the future.
“I would also like to thank the families behind the people working on site at the NEC for their support.”