Caunton is supplying the steelwork for a new private hospital being constructed in Birmingham by major contractor Simons Construction. Interestingly, the design separates the clinical and the hospitality functions in two distinct wings, with all departments accessed from the main central atrium.
Caunton is supplying overall over 500te of framing structural steelwork, with the most challenging element being the Clinical Wing and Theatres space, which is built off a podium concrete deck, which then forms the Under-croft Car Park. With flexibility in mind, the lift shafts & stair cores have been designed higher for the Hospital / Clinical Wing, allowing for a future extension.
The client is Circle Health, a company that runs hospitals, rehabilitation and health services in the UK. The company was founded in 2004, and is running healthcare in a new way: the company puts front-line clinicians, doctors and nurses in charge. By giving them responsibility and freedom, it is maintained they will run more effective, safe and caring services. The site itself is on the former BBC Pebble Mill office and TV studios, owned by Calthorpe Estates.
Caunton is pleased to be working yet again improving health services in the West Midlands. Most recently Caunton supplied the steelwork frame for a new car park at the Heartlands Hospital, Yardley in Birmingham, which is a member of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. In 2012 Caunton supplied and erected the steelwork for an extension to Good Hope Hospital in nearby Sutton Coldfield, also a member of this Trust.