New £57million maternity unit at Royal Victoria Hospital gets the Spanwall look


Spanwall are providing the cladding for the new £57million maternity hospital at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

The project, which involves the creation of a high quality modern maternity hospital, will enable the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust deliver quality care on new delivery suites, obstetric theatres and a neonatal intensive care unit.

The new building, which will have state of the art facilities, will also boast a midwifery led unit with en-suite rooms with each having birthing pools.

The project is being delivered by Graham-BAM Healthcare Partnership.

Spanwall, which was appointed by Walsin to manufacture the cladding for the building, is using its own RF50 Rainscreen system.

The new maternity unit will be cladded with a combination of 2mm Corten Steel and 1mm zinc.

Andrew Addis of Spanwall said:

“The design brief for the RVH Maternity reclad offered us some unique challenges in both material and panel design.  The project called for a mixture of both 2mm thick pre rusted corten and Anthracite finished zinc rainscreen panels. Both finishes were supplied as standard flat panels or as curved fabrications designed to integrate seamlessly with the main contractors steel work and extended cladding zones.

“Working closely with our clients designers from the early stages we were able to suggest modifications and simplified details which eased the design, ordering, manufacture and installation processes.

“Our long experience of architectural facades easily enables us to adapt our standard rainscreen systems to achieve the ever-increasing demands of our industry and clients.”

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