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The Grange University Hospital (SCCC)

client: Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited

Sector: Healthcare

The newly constructed £350 million 471-bed hospital in Llanfrechfa, Wales, provides complex specialist and critical care treatment for over 600,000 people in South-East Wales, and includes a 24-hour acute assessment unit and emergency department. Optimum’s Fire Stopping Division worked in partnership with specialist suppliers such as Rockwool and Hilti to provide high-level fire protection throughout the project. Acoustic batt penetrations ensured that the appropriate decibel range was achieved in all rooms, all of which varied depending on individual privacy specifications.

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting extreme pressure on the UK and subsequent healthcare services, the Aneurin Bevin Health Board sought immediate assistance from Laing O’Rourke and their supply chain to open this hospital even earlier than originally scheduled. The SCCC hospital had the potential to play a significant part in assisting the Welsh government in their response to the pandemic and Optimum were eager to assist. Our incredible team of fire stoppers, unprecedented in their numbers, were required to work over and beyond a normal working week, often on-site Saturday and Sunday on top of double shifts and it was this collaborative effort and dedication from the team which delivered such an important ward well ahead of time.

Client Laing O’Rourke’s Project Director, Mike Lewis had this to say about our Fire Stopping team “It is a pleasure working with such a professional dedicated forward-thinking company who are solutions-focused whilst supporting the client (NHS) in achieving their goals”

The project in numbers

  • £1.2m

    project value

  • 4-10

    people

  • 14

    months

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