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Clever build for Scarborough hospital ward

2 May 2011 No Comment

A new hospital ward has been constructed in Scarborough with the ability to ‘add wards’ in a pinch, according to Construction News Portal.

The Maple Ward at the Scarborough Royal Infirmary was commissioned with several important design attributes as laid out by the local health authority.

Scarborough-Maple-Ward

Image source via Elliot Solutions

The building had to be built quickly, be of extremely high quality, and also allow wards to be added on without mixing the sexes. They also insisted it had to retain the aesthetic of the existing hospital wards.

Construction off-site

Elliott Off-Site Building Solutions stepped up to the call and began constructing large aspects of the building off-site allowing them to be installed quickly. They also built to ISO9001 specifications; one of the highest quality management system standards in the world.

A single storey steel-framed building formed the foundations of the new ward, making it to be extremely strong and easily added-on to. Insulated timber infill panels and exterior cladding panels completed the base structure.

The roof of the new ward had to be pitched nearly flat so that further blocks could be added a later date in the same manner.

According to Contractor City, the hospital were said to be “delighted with the professionalism and expertise” on the complex build by Elliot Solutions.

Malcolm Miller from Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust said: “Their experience in the healthcare sector was a definite advantage and meant that they could handle all aspects of the project through to final hand over.”

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