Ashfield Land’s Pyramids Business Park will soon be providing vital vaccination space to help NHS Lothian and the roll out of the inoculation programme. The site will have capacity to vaccinate more than 20,000 people a week at 34 stations.
With excellent transport links, ample car parking and buildings that can readily be adapted to provide suitable space, Pyramids is due to step into action as part of the fight against the virus from 15th February.
Ashfield Land and NHS Lothian moved fast to agree a solution and the ideal location for a vaccination centre.
From early conversations in November, a deal was quickly arranged in December, enabling the fit out and preparations that would allow the centre to start operating in February.
Steven McGarva, Director at Ashfield Land, says: “Vaccination centres need to be safe, accessible and ready quickly – we could help NHS Lothian with all of these things at the Pyramids. I’m proud that Pyramids is playing a part in the fight against Covid and to be contributing where we can to the collective effort.”
Office space has been specially adapted to provide vaccination booths, observations areas, staff facilities and storage. Because Pyramids already has ample car parking, 24/7 security and on-site facilities including food and beverage, the premises fit perfectly with the NHS’s requirements.
Pyramids is just off Junction 3A of the M8, approximately 1.5 miles from Bathgate railway station and 10 miles from Edinburgh Airport with an on-site bus stop with its connections and accessibility – a key factor when identifying suitable locations for NHS vaccination centres.