Lakes delivers for COVID-19 hospital

Bi-fold showering spaces have been delivered to the Royal London Hospital.

11 May, 20

Lakes has supported the NHS with the delivery of bi-fold showering spaces to the Royal London Hospital. Supplied by Neville Lumb, Lakes showering spaces contributed to a project to turn two out-of-use floors at the hospital into an area for almost 180 beds to treat COVID-19 patients.

Lakes delivers for COVID-19 hospital 1The project, led by main contractor Wates, is being delivered in a record time of fewer than five weeks after it began. Up to 600 people have been working 24 hours a day, in two 12-hour shifts patterns, to get a job done that would normally have taken 12 months to complete. The two floors also include 117 clinical support rooms.

Lakes Sales & Marketing Director Mike Tattam comments: “It’s without doubt a very challenging time for many people and businesses across all sectors. No-one could have foreseen the extent of impact this pandemic would have on families and industries. But I’m extremely proud to be part of a sector that has truly risen to the occasion. Across our supply chains we have seen immense effort from manufacturers through to distributors and contractors, working hard to deliver on essential projects in order to protect our NHS and give patients affected by Covid the best possible care.

“It’s an absolute honour to have played a part in this industry-wide effort.”

Image: Royal London Hospital, courtesy of Creative Commons license