Whiston & St Helens

Hospitals

Client: St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust

Architect: Capita Percy Thomas

Main Contractor: Vinci Construction

Scope: Firestopping & Acoustic sealing to service penetrations and air sealing to perimeters

Package Value: £2.1million

These new build hospitals over two sites were mainly concrete frame and no structural protection was required.  The buildings were typical of a hospital being very highly serviced and liaison with dry-liners and M&E contractors was vital to ensure that our works were carried out at the optimum time to minimise costly re-works.

 

One problem which arose involved a UPVC pipework system running above suspended ceiling level which required a flexible fireprotection solution. A fire curtain conventionally used for dividing ceiling voids was assessed, fire tested and installed around the pipes to give a cost effective and unique solution and avoid delays to the project.

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