The brand new Alder Hey in the Park children’s hospital on Merseyside, due to open later this year, showcases a host of glazing and metalwork features manufactured by Brighouse-based Arkoni.
The total value of the project, delivered on behalf of contractors Laing O’Rourke under the auspices of Manchester-based BDP Architects, was just over £1,000,000 making it the second largest contract in
Martin Quarmby of Arkoni explained: “We had to design an in-house test for the
“A test rig was developed by Arkoni and was successfully carried out at our Brighouse workshops overviewed by Laing O’Rourke and their structural engineers as well as representatives from Saint-Gobain glass and Jansen Steel Systems
“We also worked closely with Exova Warringtonfire to develop automatic smoke extraction vents which had to offer EI 60 fire protection from vehicles catching fire in the adjacent car park.
“We were on site at the new hospital for twelve months from August 2014 and we are delighted to have contributed towards such an important landmark building that will help to improve the lives of many thousands of children in the years to come,” added Martin.