Members of staff from both UHB and main contractor Kier attended a celebration at HTC to mark the successful completion of the building phase of the development. Speaking at the event, the then UHB Chief Executive, Professor David Rosser said, “After two years of construction during a challenging period, the HTC has been completed thanks to the hard work of Kier and my UHB colleagues involved in the project. “Together we have created a landmark new addition to the East Birmingham skyline; an impressive modern and spacious environment which will house world-class facilities and benefit over half-a-million patients every year.”
Rockpanel – superior versatility and performance
West Midlands based Design Buro were architects for HTC. Director Rich Ali, “We have used Rockpanel on a number of projects due to its versatility, ease of installation and fire performance characteristics. The metallic finish was key as, due to planning requirements, we wanted the surface design of the new facades to visually match the PIR cladding it replaced.”
Kier Construction Eastern and Midlands Managing Director, Mark Dady, “We’re immensely proud of our work on the HTC… Working closely with UHB, we’ve delivered this important new treatment centre which will hugely benefit patients, clinical staff and wider community in Birmingham.”
RLW Roofing and Facades were responsible for the installation of the exterior cladding systems at HTC. Around 3500m2 of facade panels were specified in a selection of three colours taken from the Rockpanel A2 Metals offering and consisted blocks of White Aluminium and Gunmetal arranged in complementary blocks, rows and columns to accentuate the scale and shape of the architecture.
RLW Senior Contracts Manager Dan Watts, “We are proud of the work we carried out at what was a sizeable and in places challenging project, with the cladding element going most smoothly. We were very grateful for the great technical advice offered by Rockpanel. The facade system also utilised ROCKWOOL Duo Slab® insulation.”