Russells Hall Hospital

Value: £1,100,000   Duration: 22 weeks

Russells Hall Hospital, Over-Cladding

Works were located at the North Wing of Russells Hall Hospital, which is utilised for teaching and contains various clinics and consulting facilities.


Being located in the heart of the Hospital grounds made for a very busy environment and limited storage areas, through embracing these challenges many months of work were placed on arranging ‘just in time’ deliveries of materials and the careful co-ordination of the ‘Site Logistic Plan’.  The most imperative factor was to ensure the continued use of the North Block.


The land in which the North Block was sited was not level, as a result we constructed a white split faced block wall plinth up to ground floor slab level.  Above this plinth we over-clad the existing building with white finished, flat faced, composite pressed metal cladding panels 600 mm wide, laid horizontally with vertical 20 mm recessed joints set out to suit existing window openings. 


The new over-cladding was spaced off the face of the existing cladding to hide the existing rainwater gutter and down-pipes and to encase the existing ducts and flues located above the boiler room on the north elevation.  The existing anodised aluminium double glazed windows were retained and the roof over-clad with a mill finished aluminium standing seam roof system.  The boiler room and medical gas buildings were over-clad as above.


Air handling plant located above the boiler room, water storage tanks and the electricity standby generator plant were screened as appropriate with a clear anodised aluminium mesh cladding system that provides a visual screen to mask the plant and equipment, whilst maintaining appropriate air flows to the plant.


“As we approach the final days of North Block works and on a personal note, I would like to express my most sincere thanks to yourself, your Site Manager and the whole of your team, (both site and office based), for making this such a pleasurable contract with which to have been involved.  It has been one of those pleasures so rare in today’s construction industry, and hopefully I can look forward to working with you all again in the not to distant future”.


“Please pass on my thanks to all concerned”.


Dudley Group of Hospitals


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