Jersey General Hospital Nightingale Wing

Published 23rd August 2022

The Jersey General Hospital Nightingale Wing, delivered by J3 Ltd as a joint venture between local company Garenne Group, Sir Robert McAlpine and FES, was completed just four weeks after being given the green light to begin the construction.

The new £14.4 million temporary hospital was built on Millbrook Playing Field in Jersey and was specifically designed by NBBJ architects to provide 180-beds for Coronavirus patients with access to acute, enhanced and ongoing levels of medical care, including oxygen provision. At 130 metres by 40 metres, the facility provides six wards, each with 30 beds, as well as areas for patient admissions and discharge, staff changing and rest, X-ray, equipment storage, laundry and a morgue.

The Nightingale Hospital Project team included local representatives from Health and Community Services, Growth, Housing and Environment, and the military, who helped with the hospital construction. With the exception of specialist contractor Neptunus who erected the building, all other construction work was completed by local companies.

Site preparation for the scheme began Friday 10 April 2020, with Waterman’s team receiving NBBJ’s first architectural sketches the night before and the agreed layouts on the same day at 6:50am. They worked round the clock through the Easter holidays and the following weeks to ensure the hospital was up and running on time – less than a month after the project was given the go-ahead.
Helping to complete this rapid development on time, our team delivered the structural, foul drainage and foundation designs, also providing detailed geotechnical surveys for the new facility.

Client: J3 Ltd (JV between Garenne Group, Sir Robert McAlpine and FES)
Architect: NBBJ architects