Colchester General Hospital – Case Study

Colchester General Hospital – Case Study Case Study

Colchester General Hospital, Essex  

Contractor: Stroods Specialist Contractors
Product: Kensington Junior Entrance Canopy

Size: 4m x 2m
Roof Panel Chosen: 5mm Solid Polycarbonate
Installed: February 2014

The Brief

In November 2013, we were contacted by Stroods Specialist Contractors who were working on a project at Colchester General Hospital and required a canopy over the entrance of the accident and emergency department.

They viewed our product range and liked the appearance and qualities of the Kensington Senior Wall Mounted Entrance Canopy.

The Solution
Once a survey was completed, it was established that the Kensington Junior Wall Mounted Entrance Canopy covered with 5mm solid polycarbonate roof panels was more appropriate for the building. The Kensington Junior has a lighter frame than the Kensington Senior and was therefore more suited to the building it was being installed to.

At the time of survey, we were unable to establish suitable fixing points on the wall where the canopy was to be installed as the rendered building façade would need to be removed to allow the canopy brackets to be fitted.

On completion of the survey, our design team liaised with our structural engineer in order to find a suitable fixing arrangement. Please see the image to the right for a diagram of the fixing method chosen.

The Installation
As this was an accident and emergency entrance, access was required 24/7. So in order to cause minimal disruption to staff and patients, we installed the canopy over 2 nights to ensure we was not blocking the entrance for long periods of time. We installed them on a Wednesday and Thursday night because they were typically the hospital’s quietest nights.

Whilst we were working on-site, the hospital had arranged for staff and patients to use an alternative entrance for health and safety reasons.

The canopy was installed on schedule and both the contractors and the staff at the hospital were pleased with the end result.

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