CBRE Request for Help from UK Hoteliers

Date: March 2020

Locations: UK…and other countries

Name: Beds and Parking for NHS Hospital Staff

What Are They Asking: CBRE An open letter:

We are committed to taking the necessary and rigorous measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19, and to supporting colleagues and clients dealing with the unprecedented challenges this situation poses. As part of that I want to ask for your help in supporting the NHS.

CBRE is urgently working with the NHS across the UK to satisfy immediate need for additional premises and parking facilities. We are seeking to identify suitable properties within close proximity to an NHS or Private Hospital which could be occupied by the NHS for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The greatest needs at the current time are car parking to enable NHS staff to access hospitals quickly, overnight beds for staff and storage facilities within a 15 minute walk of an NHS hospital.

CBRE has created a working group to co-ordinate this effort and we now ask if you have unoccupied or vacant property which might be suitable for occupation by the NHS. Our GWS business continues to work with the NHS for ongoing maintenance activities and we would like to recognise these teams for their critical efforts at this time. Please send details of any opportunities to

We have created a UK COVID-19 resource hub to provide you with timely updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on real estate and also a COVID-19 global resource centre.

Ciaran Bird, Divisional President, CBRE Advisory Services, CEO, UK & Ireland

THPT Comment: Full marks to CBRE and we will support them in any way we can.

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