Marshalls donates to new Manchester hospital build

The building of the new Nightingale Hospital Manchester is being helped by the donation of 100 tonnes of screed by Marshalls Premier Mortars & Screeds.

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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.

Marshalls was brought into the project on Friday 27 March and began supplying screed immediately. The company opened its manufacturing site over the weekend to keep up with demand.

Nick Bebb, managing director, 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.”

As with all Marshalls manufacturing sites that are still in operation, everyone is working safely and able to adhere to the Public Health guidelines. The company announced last week that those of its employees who have been put on a three week furlough, will see their wages topped up to 100% for the period, although the government help package only covers 80% of salary.

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