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Marshalls donate 100 tonnes of screed to new temporary hospital

We are proud to be manufacturing and donating 100 tonnes of screed to help the construction of a Covid-19 hospital in central Manchester.

We are proud to be manufacturing and donating 100 tonnes of screed to help the construction of a Covid-19 hospital in central Manchester. The hospital will have 1000 beds and is being built at the Manchester Central Conference Centre (formerly the GMEX Centre).

The floor of the hospital needs to be suitable to take the weight of army vehicles, ambulances and other vital vehicles that will be connected to the running of the hospital specifically for those with coronavirus. We were brought into the project on Friday (27th March) and began supplying screed immediately. We opened our manufacturing site over the weekend to keep up with demand.

Nick Bebb, Managing Director of Marshalls Premier Mortars & Screeds, said:

“The importance of this facility to the wider Manchester community will no doubt be demonstrated in the coming weeks and we are proud to be a supplier to this site. We are also proud to have a team at Marshalls Premier Mortars who are committed to providing this essential service to our customers.”

Infrastructure contactor Excalon are constructing the hospital floor and are part of the task force committee who are building and preparing the Covid-19 hospital.

Julie Sutherland Support Services Director from Excalon said:

“We are very grateful to Marshalls Premier Mortars for their quick response to this order. This is an incredibly time sensitive project at a time when a lot of companies have already made the difficult decisions to stop production. “

As with all Marshalls manufacturing sites that are still in operation, everyone is working safely and able to adhere to the Public Health guidelines. As announced last week, those who have been put on the 3 week furlough, are continuing to have their wages topped up to 100% for the period by Marshalls.

Read the full article about this here.