Kawneer systems help deliver a regional NHS record


Glazing by Kawneer features on North Staffordshire hospital redevelopment

Glazing systems from Kawneer feature in the biggest single investment in North Staffordshire healthcare in the history of the NHS.

Kawneer\'s AA 100 dry-jointed curtain walling with 50mm sightlines and ACS windows feature on Phase 2 of the £215m redevelopment of the estate of University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust.

The North Staffordshire PFI redevelopment comprises a new acute facility at the City General Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.

Kawneer-approved specialist sub-contractor, Bennett Architectural Aluminium Solutions, spent 18 months on site on the 87,000sq m building, which covers an area roughly the size of two football pitches.

Off-site construction methods were brought to bear on the installation of the windows as they were pre-glazed and fitted to pre-cast concrete panels on site prior to them being lifted into position. This not only eased access requirements, but allowed the building to be sealed more quickly, enabling follow-on trades to start earlier.

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The North Staffordshire PFI project required the integration of a wide range of new facilities onto an existing and operative hospital campus. Services from three sites were brought together to allow the trust to deliver future care more efficiently and effectively.