Wrightstyle is to design, supply and install advanced glazing systems for a flagship hospital in south-east Wales.
The £350 million Grange University Hospital, in Llanfrechfa, near Cwmbran is one of the largest NHS projects ever seen in Wales.
Construction on the 55,000m2 facility started in 2017 and it will admit its first patients in early 2021.
The 560-bed new hospital will transform health service delivery for over 600,000 people across Gwent.
Wrightstyle is supplying a fire rated curtain wall screen and double doors for the entrance to the hospital’s restaurant.
The new hospital will deal with all major emergencies as well as treating patients needing complex emergency or critical care.
All major cardiac, stroke and emergency obstetric patients will also be treated on the site, as well as most trauma cases.
This will allow other hospitals across Gwent to concentrate on providing routine diagnosis and treatment without having to give priority to emergency patients.
The hospital will be home to more than 40 specialist services and will have a helicopter pad for air ambulance patients.
Wrightstyle has supplied to many healthcare facilities in the UK, including a recent project for Guy’s Hospital in London, and a further project in Aberystwyth in Wales.
Recent International projects have included the supply of advanced systems to healthcare facilities in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.
“Hospitals are complex buildings, with a great deal of flammable material, and with occupants who may be unable to self-rescue,” said Chris Peters, Wrightstyle’s chief design manager.
“Hospitals therefore require a very high level of fire protection, so that any fire can be contained at source without risk of it spreading.
“Wrightstyle has national and international healthcare experience, and our complete and guaranteed internal and external systems provide the perfect passive fire protective solution,” he said.
The main contractor for the Grange University Hospital project is Laing O’Rourke and Gleeds is acting as project manager and cost manager.