Bespoke Bilco NSHEV gives healthy prognosis for new Addenbrookes Hospital car parkFriday 3 November
A bespoke natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilator (NSHEV) manufactured by Bilco UK has been installed in a new nine-storey, multi-storey car park at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. The project, undertaken by VINCI Construction UK, has created 1,228 new parking spaces to meet growing demand at the renowned medical facility, as it expands to accommodate the relocation of Papworth Hospital. The Bilco NSHEV, when opened, allows for the rapid evacuation of smoke and heat in the event of fire and additional passive ventilation for the building.
“Quality design and construction were paramount for this project,” explains Craig Learoyd, Project Manager, VINCI Construction UK. “By using the very best construction materials we have created a secure, weatherproofed car park that is convenient and safe for staff and patients alike, and will remain so for decades to come.”
Twisted aluminium horizontal cladding, finished in yellow and silver inspired by surrounding rapeseed fields, maximises light and ventilation whilst shielding cars from intense sunlight. As it also serves The Rosie Maternity Hospital, the new car park will quite literally be a facility for a future generation.
“Bilco NSHEVs are well respected in the industry for their excellent construction, safety and ease of operation,” said James Fisher, Managing Director, Bilco UK. “Our extensive expertise allows us to create high quality bespoke products which exactly meet each client’s project brief, as in the case of Addenbrookes.”
Bilco has provided bespoke vents to a number of iconic buildings in recent years, including an unusually large motorized smoke vent at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. Bilco also provides standard natural smoke and heat exhaust vents, as well as an exceptional range of horizontal access products.
Source: Landscape & Urban Design