The first 300 COVID-19 support beds are now available at The Dragon’s Heart hospital in Cardiff, UK. Working on behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, ES Global Ltd are the Principal Contractor leading a distinguished team of companies to deliver the build elements for the temporary hospital inside the Principality Stadium.
Designed and operational in under two weeks, The Dragon’s Heart hospital will help fight the COVID-19 pandemic with space for up to 2,000 planned additional beds in total. The first 300 operational beds are located within the hospitality spaces and corporate boxes within the existing stadium and work is continuing at pace to complete the new ward infrastructure on and around the pitch. This includes building one of Europe’s largest tented structures under the stadium’s closed roof and constructing large raised platforms over the lower stands.
ES Global Ltd, alongside Mott MacDonald as the Principal Consultants and Archus, responsible for healthcare planning support, are driving the consortium delivering the Dragons Hearth Hospital for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Architects BDP and building services engineers Hoare Lea are also on board.
Jeff Burke Director of ES Global said: “This has been a tremendous effort by all involved. To make available 300 beds in just 10 days is quite amazing and we’re continuing to do our utmost to make the other beds available as soon as possible. We can only thank all of our Event Industry colleagues, old and new, who have come together in these unprecedented times to deliver what will be an outstanding facility.”
ES Global’s history of delivering fast track projects within the events industry, coupled with our trusted supply chain have made the rapid installation possible. The company was able to mobilise equipment, crew and a wider supply chain within 24 hours to start work immediately upon being appointed.