In April 2020, Westgate worked closely with Integrated Health Projects on the design and build of an innovative bed bay system for rapid mobilisation and deployment of temporary hospital wards, for the Nightingale North West hospital at Manchester’s G-MEX centre. To achieve such rapid delivery during the pandemic, it was vital to utilise immediately available modern offsite manufactured solutions – so our Hoardfast modular uPVC system was ideal! With just 72 hours notice, 750 bed bays were constructed in 13 days using the adapted Hoardfast system.
IHP decided to enter the Offsite Construction Awards, which reward outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products and systems. Since the event started in 2014, it has been growing in stature and this year the standard was higher than ever and competition to be shortlisted has been ‘fierce’! To be considered for the award, we were asked for more details about the system we provided, including the quantity of each component supplied (down to the last screw!).
The event took place on 21st September, and after receiving over 200 entries from companies who are at the forefront of the industry in terms of innovation and expertise, the Product Innovation Award was awarded to ‘Integrated Health Projects in collaboration with Westgate’ for the ‘Nightingale NW Manchester – Bed Bay Partition System’.
Westgate are delighted with this excellent achievement, recognising the effort that went in and that Westgate was passionate about adapting our products in order to help the country in the fight against the virus.
Read more about how we supported the Nightingale hospitals here.