Lakes, a leading manufacturer of showering spaces, pulled out the stops to support the NHS at the Royal London Hospital.

The carbon neutral company - a member of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) - contributed to a project to turn two out-of-use floors at the hospital into nearly 180 beds for Covid-19 patients.

Lakes provided the bi-fold showering spaces within 24 hours of receiving the order, with the goods supplied by bathrooms and washrooms specialists, Neville Lumb.

Led by main contractor Wates, the project has seen up to 600 people working 24 hours a day, in two 12-hour shifts patterns, to get the job done. The two floors also include 117 clinical support rooms.

Lakes Sales & Marketing Director, Mike Tattam, said: “It’s without doubt a very challenging time for many people and businesses across all sectors.
“No-one could have foreseen the extent of impact this pandemic would have on families and industries, but I’m extremely proud to be part of a sector that has truly risen to the occasion. 

“Across our supply chains we have seen immense effort from manufacturers through to distributors and contractors, working hard to deliver on essential projects in order to protect our NHS and give patients affected by Covid-19 the best possible care. 

“It’s an absolute honour to have played a part in this industry-wide effort.”