Barts Hospital NHS Trust

Barts Hospital restored to its former glory with state-of-the-art facilities built in

Client:      Barts Health NHS Trust

During a 10 year ambitious plan, Barts Hospital has seen the refurbishment of many buildings bringing them back to their eighteenth century glory. Others have been demolished to make way for new state-of-the-art facilities.  Working closely with main contractor Skanska, the initial task was to provide acoustic insulation to eradicate external site noise and prevent ingress of dust from the demolition works into the remaining buildings. The Wards provided the greatest challenge as they had to remain fully functional at all times, so Series 46 fixed glazed panels were installed. The second phase of the involvement was providing secondary glazing in ten of the operating theatres, ensuring they maintained the highest standards of sterility and controlled conditions. Series 41 side hung casements were installed allowing the complex combination of specially developed power roller ‘privacy’ binds, together with ‘blackout’ blinds, which were deemed essential in order to contain lasers used within the theatres.