- Project title- The New Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
- Client- The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Architect- NBBJ & HKS
- Sector- Acute Healthcare.
- Contractor- Laing O’Rourke
- Cadgrange Service Description- Inspection, Fire-stopping, Installation & Maintenance to all Fire rated doorset assemblies.
The Building Story :-
The new hospital is next to the existing hospital, which will be demolished once services have been transferred. It will be the largest all single-bed hospital in the country with 646 beds, including a 40- bed Critical care Unit, 18 Operating Theatres, and one of the largest emergency departments in the North West. Blighted by the collapse of the original main contractor work is well underway to give the troubled hospital scheme a clean bill of health with new MC Laing O’Rourke managing a significant package of remedial works to the building structure and services.
In addition to the structural and services problems fire-safety and compliance checks needed to be carried out across the entire building and a “no stone unturned” approach was adopted. This was further endorsed with the hospital Trusts “No Compromise on Fire Safety” requirements. The resultant program of remedial and fire safety works required fire door sets to be fully inspected for fit for purpose compliance and functionality.
The Cadgrange Approach :-
Cadgrange was commissioned by LOR to carry out a sample inspection survey of the originally installed fire doors assemblies which identified a very high proportion of non-compliant installations. These findings and the collective “no compromise” approach by the Trust and LOR immediately dictated that ALL fire rated doorsets (circa 2,000Nr) required re-firestopping and re-fixing. Aligned to this activity Cadgrange has also been engaged to survey and inspect every fire door assembly for checking perimeter operating gaps for re-alignment as necessary, intumescent/smoke seal replacement, and to carry out certified repairs to any door sets that have been mechanically damaged. Any door sets that are beyond certifiable repair are being replaced with new (ex the original manufacturer) and installed by Cadgrange.
Key to this engagement is the Cadgrange well-established fire door and joinery installation experience, project management attention to detail, and our BM TRADA Q-Mark third-party certification accreditation for the Installation, Inspection, and Maintenance of Fire Doorsets.
The Cadgrange Innovation:-
Early into our involvement in the New Royal Liverpool Hospital we quickly identified several key opportunities to re-assess our activities by developing and introducing new processes and services. As an experienced and established joinery manufacturer and contract installer, we believed that our skills and services could be expanded to manage a joined-up safety solution to embrace the Installation, Inspection, and Maintenance of fire doors with each service element underpinned by a BM TRADA Q-Mark third party UKAS accredited certification scheme.
Additionally, we will shortly complete the chain of four crucial safety disciplines by adding Q-Mark third-party certification for the Cadgrange own manufacturer of fire doors.
The Cadgrange Results:-
This golden thread single-source service dynamic of Fire door Inspection, Maintenance, Installation and Manufacture provides clients and building users with vital traceability assurances that the Cadgrange process, service, and product will be safe, compliant and fit for purpose.
The New Royal Liverpool Hospital has created the awareness platform for the Cadgrange business expansion and enabled us to contribute to the safe and secure running of the hospital for many years to come.