NG Bailey’s engineering and IT services divisions formed part of the 1,000-strong team which worked 24 hours a day to complete the 750-bed hospital from scratch in a grade-II listed building.
A spokesman for NG Bailey said: “The project has been an excellent example of collaboration across all construction disciplines, local government, the military and the NHS.”
NG Bailey’s engineering, IT services and offsite manufacturing teams installed and manufactured essential power, data and offsite services for the project.
In a message to those involved, Professor Michael McCourt, the chief executive of the Manchester Nightingale, said: “It has been incredibly humbling to see all the hard work that has gone into building a hospital out of nothing and in such a short period of time.
“No matter what your role has been, without you, this wouldn’t have been possible. Teams have worked day and night, in a challenging environment to achieve this and you should be very proud of your contribution.
“This hospital will play a crucial role in caring for Covid-19 patients and supporting hospitals across the region.
"By providing care for patients who no longer need to be in a critical care environment we will be helping to make sure the highest-level critical care beds are available for those patients who need them. This hospital will help save lives.
"On behalf of the NHS, the patients this hospital will care for and their families I want to say thank you.”
David Hurcomb, chief executive of NG Bailey, added: “These are unprecedented times and we are proud to have played our part to deliver this critical support for people in the North West. It is only with the combined expertise and concerted effort from each of the partners that we have been able to deliver this huge undertaking.”
John Roberts, regional managing director of VINCI Construction UK, said: “The commendation from Professor Michael McCourt sums up the enormous effort made by everyone across the project. I want to thank everyone involved, particularly colleagues in VINCI Construction, Sir Robert McAlpine, Mott MacDonald, Archus, BDP and NG Bailey.”
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