A hugely important construction project at the Royal Brompton Hospital for a new imaging centre was awarded to Kier Construction London with work starting in 2019.
The centre will provide state-of-the-art diagnostic scanning facilities for patients and enable the delivery of a number of innovative treatments to patients from the whole of the UK. Due for completion in 2021 the building comprises four storeys all of which is being constructed behind EnviroHoard™, the new sustainable hoarding system from Panthera Group.
The hoarding, which is manufactured from recycled post-production uPVC, is also fully recyclable at the end of its natural life when it is chipped and remade back into hoarding panels; a great example of closed loop recycling. EnviroHoard™ is used by forward thinking contractors in place of wooden hoarding and saves the forestation of trees for an application that is equally satisfied using uPVC solutions. Indeed, there are many arguments to support the specification of EnviroHoard™.
The hoarding installed at the Royal Brompton Hospital illustrates the point nicely. Whilst supporting the Kier Construction Group’s policy of improving energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, operationally the uPVC hoarding was immeasurably more suitable.
Matthew Davis is Project Manager at Kier Construction and would thoroughly recommend the hoarding;
“EnviroHoard™ not only helps us to meet our ambitious environmental targets, it also has real practical benefits. The panels needed to sit on top of a retaining wall with a 4m drop on one side. As EnviroHoard™ is installed from the rear, it eliminated the need for a partial road closure and the hiring of aerial platforms (MEWPS) which saved traffic disruption and cost and a further benefit was that the works did not have to take place at night.”
The hoarding has a clean, professional looking appearance and does not need any on-going decorating maintenance and can be easily dismantled and reinstalled across the project with no loss in its visual appearance or structural integrity.