CBRE helps to find premises and parking spaces for NHS staff during coronavirus pandemic

The commercial real estate firm CBRE is working to find extra premises and parking spaces for NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

CBRE has created a working group to help the NHS find the space it needs for medical staff who are saving lives.

In a note, CBRE said "At CBRE, we are committed to taking the necessary and rigorous measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19, and to supporting our colleagues and our clients dealing with the unprecedented challenges this situation poses. As part of that I want to ask for your help in supporting the NHS.

"CBRE is urgently working with the NHS across the UK to satisfy immediate need for additional premises and parking facilities. We are seeking to identify suitable properties within close proximity to an NHS or Private Hospital which could be occupied by the NHS for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic is causing major problems for the NHS.

"The greatest needs at the current time are car parking to enable NHS staff to access hospitals quickly, overnight beds for staff and storage facilities within a 15 minute walk of an NHS hospital."

It added: "CBRE has created a working group to co-ordinate this effort and we now ask if you have unoccupied or vacant property which might be suitable for occupation by the NHS. Our GWS business continues to work with the NHS for ongoing maintenance activities and we would like to recognise these teams for their critical efforts at this time."

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