SES Engineering Services (SES) worked alongside main contractors, Wates Construction to deliver a full fit-out of floors 14 and 15 at Royal London Hospital, to create additional capacity for more than 170 intensive care beds to support the COVID-19 pandemic, all in less than five weeks!

The fit-out, which would usually take around 12 months to complete, has seen our teams deliver full MEP works as well as all ceilings, floors, cubicles, toilets and partitions, across two vacant floors, left empty for expansion when the hospital was first built in 2012.

This fast-paced project has been a 24/7 test of our innovation and endurance, and it would not have been possible without the concerted effort of the entire project team – this has been a true show of what a collaborative approach can deliver. Key team members met every five hours to assess safety, progress and logistics.

Our offsite manufacturing facility, Prism was engaged at the beginning of the project to help speed up delivery and reduce labour hours on site.

Matthew Towner, SES’ Operations Director commented:

“The scale of the National response needed to tackle COVID-19 is immense, and we must all do what we can.  To complete this project as soon as possible, we drew on a full range of in-house expertise alongside our key supply chain partners, who dropped everything to join us.”


Matthew Towner
Operations Director, SES Engineering Services