STATE OF THE ART FAÇADE TO MIRROR SALFORD HOSPITAL’S VICTORIAN PAST
Cladding experts James & Taylor have won the contract to provide a state-of-the-art façade for a major £90 million hospital development in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The Hope Building, set to provide 36,000m2 of new facilities at Salford Royal Hospital, will be clad in 2,600m2 Pastelrot Patinated Alphaton – chosen by architects HKS International Ltd to mirror the hospital’s existing Victorian terracotta buildings. The new building is part of a £136m investment in extensive new facilities at Salford Royal, which it’s hoped will act as a catalyst for further regeneration in Salford.
Andrew Barstow of James & Taylor said: “After consulting with us, Architects HKS International Ltd chose Alphaton to achieve a natural clay appearance that will also give a fresh, innovative 21st century look to the building. The Moeding Alphaton façade system offers an unparalleled selection of colours, plus higher quality and tighter tolerances than any other rainscreen terracotta system. It means we can offer a finish that is second to none for this important building.”
Two 12-storey tower blocks have been demolished to make way for the Hope Building, which will provide a high dependency unit for seriously ill patients, heart care unit, bereavement centre, kidney unit, education centre, urology department, mortuary, emergency admissions unit and residential accommodation for hospital staff.