We have the skills to design and build temporary structures to support the South Africa vaccination roll-out. We used our experience in event infrastructure to build the Hospital of Hope at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last year.
Our industry has a proven track record of providing quick and affordable solutions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. From testing and isolation centres to field hospitals, the exhibition industry has re-purposed its stock to create solutions in response to this health crisis.
Our shell scheme walling is ideal for temporary builds. This simple walling system is modular and can be configured in endless ways and adapted to fit any space or structure. It can also be assembled and taken down in short time frames, and it is inexpensive, easy to transport and can be repurposed after each use.
We carry large volumes of shell scheme and have the skills and capacity to set it up. We can design layouts to fit any existing space, such as exhibition halls and other event venues. And by working with health authorities, we can ensure these meet the required Covid-19 safety measures.
The role of the exhibition industry in the global response to the pandemic is well documented. Temporary field hospitals were erected at the start of the pandemic, including seven Nightingale Hospitals in the UK and the Hospital of Hope in Cape Town. And now vaccination centres are popping up in sports halls and concert arenas in Germany, racecourses and stadiums in the UK, and exhibition centres in Belgium and Copenhagen.
Last year, we used our modular walling system to build the Hospital of Hope, which required 1 600 running metres of hard wood walling to partition 863 beds. While this project was complex and new territory for us, we had the advantage of experience doing exhibition builds. We develop good partnerships with all stakeholders so there are no communication gaps and only strong collaborations. Our sector has the ideal skill set for these kinds of projects.