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

In association with

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.

123

For more information and technical support visit www.velfac.co.uk

 

Contact

01223 897184 


 

Latest

Expert at delivering European design in East Africa, especially his adopted homeland of Kenya, from a remote maternity clinic to an award-winning cathedral by John McAslan

Expert at delivering European design in East Africa

RIBAJ, in association with Origin, is on the hunt for construction’s Rising Stars, those reaching for the sky in architecture and the built environment

RIBAJ, in association with Origin, is on the hunt for construction’s young talent

As we approach the final weeks for entries to our annual drawing competition, our distinguished judges are waiting for your work

Time is running out to enter Eye Line, the original and best architectural drawings competition. Deadline is Monday June 10.

What will future historians think of the way the profession responds to the challenge?

How will we appear to archivists of the future?

Weathering steel exoskeleton evokes industrial heritage of the site

Eric Parry Architect for Argent (Property Development) Services