5 Star Hospital(ity)
A £60m new hospital aiming to deliver a ‘healing environment’ in all ways has had the credo applied to all areas- including its plant.
Circle Reading is the latest hospital to be opened by Circle Healthcare, constructed to the brief of combining clinical excellence and 5 star hospitality in a ‘healing’ environment, full of natural materials and natural daylight.
To ensure the plant powering the building works properly, which includes five state of-the-art operating theatres and 50 patient beds, subcontractor ASTEC Projects turned to Kingfisher Louvre Systems to devise and supply screening louvres that ensure adequate fresh air was provided to the plant for the main hospital and ‘back of house’ areas, whilst complimenting the building aesthetics.
Multiple sets of Kingfisher KW100 louvres in Z profile were tailor-made for the project, ranging in size from 0.8m x 0.6m up to 10.4m x 3.0m and incorporating five security doors to enable access to the plant behind for routine maintenance.
Dan Griffin, ASTEC Projects’ project manager, explained, “We know from experience that Kingfisher Louvre Systems will deliver what we need, when we need it, and to the quality and budget, and provide significant technical help.”
The Kingfisher KW100Z aluminium louvres in the format supplied provide up to 61% free ventilation area to deliver optimum airflow with weather protection.
They meet specific wind loading, span and opening detail, and screening requirements. The doors enable access and meet the same requirements whilst continuing the screening aesthetics.
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