Nightingale assistance

Carmarthenshire-based Nolan uPVC has fabricated and installed 14 fire doors for the NHS Nightingale Covid-19 field hospital in Swansea.

Kier is currently working with Swansea Council and local contractor TRJ to transform the 11,000m2 film studios and former factory into a Nightingale field hospital with 850 beds. With less than seven days’ notice, Nolan and systems company Deceuninck responded immediately to ensure the doors were fitted by Saturday April 25.

VBH supplied the 14 sets of gear, comprising greenteQ Anti-Panic hardware and Sigma door hinges from stock within 48 hours. The order was shipped directly from the company’s Kent headquarters, which has remained open with a skeleton staff and reduced working days to provide products for emergency contracts such as this.

Deceuninck was also able to deliver the profile and components within 48 hours.

Jason James, Nolan uPVC’s managing director, said: “We took an urgent call to supply and fit 13 double fire escape doors and one fire escape door at the new Nightingale hospital in Swansea. We had less than a week to turn the project around.”

He continued: “Our team of fabricators and installers then supplied and fitted the doors by Saturday’s deadline.”

Rob McGlennon, Deceuninck’s MD, said: “We reacted quickly to ensure Nolan had the profile and components needed to complete this urgent project. We’re proud to come together with Nolan to support the NHS and the nation’s fight against Coronavirus.”

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