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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Client Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Role Building Surveyor, Designer, Contract Administrator & Principal Designer
Project Replacement of windows in a live clinical environment
Site Kingston Hospital, Esher Wing


In 2014, the Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust embarked on a programme to replace the windows and doors of the hospital's Esher Wing. The seven-storey block contained a mix of wards, operating theatres, maternity units and administration facilities.

Pellings led a full survey of the wing, which revealed a significant variation in the size of the window apertures. Following the survey, a comprehensive programme for the works was developed and agreed. The project met current Regulations and Standards, and adhered to the applicable 'Health Building Notes' (HBMs) and 'Health Technical Memorandums' (HTMs)

Minimising bed loss and disruption to the patient services throughout was the most important consideration, therefore a phased approach was implemented. Work was completed within just eight months, starting on site in April 2015 and December 2015. Around 1,200 Smart Eco Futural windows were installed as well as seven sets of Smart Wall double doors and the MC 600 curtain wall grid system. Brise soleil units were also hung from two of the building's elevations.

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