Lindum transformed a vacant poultry hatchery in Grantham into a physiotherapy treatment centre as part of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s Covid recovery plans.
Two construction teams worked shifts between 7am to 11pm to get the unit ready so outpatient and diagnostic services from Grantham and District Hospital could be temporarily transferred there.
Grantham hospital was turned into a ‘green’ site, which means it was being kept Covid-free so it could be used to treat urgent surgical and cancer patients who previously had their treatment delayed by the pandemic.
To keep the hospital safe, the Trust had to relocate some public services and food producer Moy Park offered use of its disused hatchery in Gonerby Road, Grantham. The Trust appointed Lindum to transform the building.
Contracts manager Shaun Cass had two site managers on the project, one working an early shift and the other working a late shift.
“We were on site by 7am and working through to 11pm. We also had two teams of builders and subcontractors on the project,” he said. “As a result we are able to get the project completed in half the time and hand the unit over to the Trust quickly.
“We had to strip out the structure and create a bare shell before installing all the necessary services. We then turned it into nine consulting rooms, a utility room and a toilet block.
“In all, it took nine weeks to complete and we are really happy with how the work progressed. It’s also very satisfying to be part of the NHS response.”