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Glazing plays its part in award winning children’s hospital

Velfac’s slim, low maintenance windows help meet Alder Hey’s ‘ambitious and aspirational’ brief

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Velfac high performance aluminium/timber windows and doors are increasingly being installed in healthcare projects across the UK, including the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, designed by BDP.

The hospital was recently named Building of the Year in the RIBA North West Regional Awards. It also won the Sustainability Award for the region.

Velfac products not only achieve U-values as low as 0.8W/m2K, but their slim frame design maximises daylight. Their combination of durable external aluminium and warm inner pine delivers low maintenance and cost-effective performance, and they have Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation.

At Alder Hey the slim framed Velfac system met the ‘ambitious and aspirational’ brief not only by maximising daylight and enhancing views of surrounding gardens, but by delivering durability and energy efficiency. BDP’s main client Laing O’Rourke, working for the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, delivered the hospital to tight timescales by installing Velfac windows into pre-cast load-bearing panels made at Laing O’Rourke’s own factory. Read the full case study here.

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