Rostek’s Bristol hospital brief

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Sheffield-based Rostek-UK, which specialises in façade access and fall protection, has begun work on a £700k contract at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.

This is the largest contract the company has been awarded to date and the second one at the new ‘super’ hospital.

The contract, which was awarded by Carillion plc, one of the UK’s leading support services and construction companies, is to design, supply and install a façade access system at the new £430m 800-bed hospital, which is opening in 2014.

Rostek-UK is installing 750 metres of monorail and six building maintenance units (BMUs). The BMUs, which are manufactured by Otte in Germany, will be supported by 964 metres of twin track. Rostek OY of Finland, a global leader in facade access, manufactured the monorail.

Once installed the BMUs and monorail will enable operatives to gain access to all the facades of the hospital buildings for cleaning and maintenance purposes.

In addition, Rostek-UK has installed 3600 metres of specially designed guardrail around the perimeter of the hospital roof, on behalf of building envelope specialist Prater.

In total, the two contracts at Southmead Hospital amount to nearly £1million.

Speaking about the latest project John Hepworth of Rostek-UK said,

“It is fantastic to be involved in a project of this size at such a landmark development. We were delighted that we were able to communicate our skills and expertise to win this important opportunity.