BEAMA member Vent-Axia Supplies Ventilation to Nightingale to help the fight against COVID-19

29 Apr 2020

In these difficult times the electrical industry is pulling together to help supply essential products and services to our hospitals as quickly as possible. This week Crawley-based ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia was extremely proud to supply 50 EuroSeries (ESP) fans to support the development of the new NHS Nightingale Hospital at London ExCEL. Working with the team at the Croydon branch of electrical distributor Rexel, Vent-Axia ensured the fans were delivered directly to site the same day within three hours of the order, an extraordinary delivery time. The project construction team has been tasked with meeting an unprecedented deadline to complete the hospital, and each company involved is playing its part to help.


The new NHS Nightingale Hospital is being urgently constructed to provide support for thousands of patients with coronavirus. Initially the hospital is set to provide up to 500 beds with ventilators and oxygen. Eventually the hospital capacity will increase to thousands if required, potentially housing 4,000 beds divided into two wards of 2,000 each. The hospital will support the large number of patients predicted to need help with breathing difficulties across London. Rexel and Vent-Axia are both part of a much bigger amazing team working on the project, which the electrical industry is proud to support.

Rexel Croydon is very proud to be involved in the NHS Nightingale Hospital project. We have put our heart and soul into the project to get the products supplied in such a tight time frame,” said Louise Greatley, Assistant Branch Manager at Rexel Croydon.

“At Vent-Axia it has been an honour to have been able to help the outstanding team at the NHS Nightingale Hospital by providing them with the axial fans they needed for this amazing project. As soon as we received the fan order from Rexel, we ensured we turned it around as quickly as possible to help with the hospital’s tight construction deadline. At the moment the construction industry and supply chain are doing everything they can to help with essential projects and maintenance. At Vent-Axia we are here to help,” said Jenny Smith, Head of Marketing at Vent-Axia.

To complete the mammoth task of building a new hospital so quickly the construction sector has gone the extra mile providing services and products as quickly as possible. Vent-Axia supplied its EuroSeries ESP range for the project which are 300mm axial blade plate fans featuring a single shot die case aluminium blade and external rotor motor design. Delivery of the fans was swift with Vent-Axia delivering the fans to site within three hours after receiving the initial order from electrical distributor Rexel.

For further information on all products and services offered by Vent-Axia telephone 0844 856 0590 or visit


Notes for Editors


Boasting over 80 years’ experience, Vent-Axia is the ventilation sector’s clear leader, chief innovator and forerunner in energy-saving, lo-carbon products. Committed to helping improve indoor air quality and comfort in both homes and buildings, Vent-Axia provides the sector’s most comprehensive choice from any single manufacturer. Vent-Axia’s range covers not just air movement and ventilation technologies but heat recovery, electric heating, hand dryers, cooling and clean-air systems for residential, commercial, public sector and industrial applications.


Rexel UK is a leading distributor of products, services and solutions to UK energy professionals, and a subsidiary of the Rexel Group. The Group supports its customers to be at their best in running their business, by providing a broad range of sustainable and innovative products, services and solutions in the field of technical supply, automation and energy management.

Rexel UK operates through a national network of more than 200 branches with a highly-developed service proposition.

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