Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Cardiff, UK
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Key facts & Challenges

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Project value: £29m
  • Client: Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
  • Architect: Powell Dobson
  • Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
  • Subcontractor: M & P Contractors Wales Ltd

Cardiff Royal Infirmary has been at the heart of patient care for the people of Cardiff since 1883. Once the only hospital in the area, this Grade II listed building required some looking after itself. As part of a £30 million redevelopment of the site, Laing O'Rourke was contracted to carry out an extensive refurbishment of the clinic to bring it into the 21st Century, providing a range of health services including an Out of hours GP Facility, therapy services, radiology and outpatient clinics. The challenge however was to upgrade and modernise the buildings interiors while also preserving its character, integrating it's period features into a functional and hygienic clinical environment.

Installation Phase

Siniat worked collaboratively with the main contractor and architect at an early stage, to ensure the functional demands for healthcare environments were met whilst also preserving the buildings character.

GTEC Megadeco at Cardiff Royal Infirmary.  Healthcare case study.
One Board

GTEC Megadeco provides fire, sound insulation and impact performance allowing specification of just one board type to cover most lining applications.

130 Years Old

Buildings of this age bring unique challenges

GTEC Megadeco at Cardiff Royal Infirmary.  Healthcare case study.

"GTEC Megadeco is pre-finished so there's no need for us to apply a primer sealer to the surface of the board, making it much quicker to paint. As a result the project progressed without any delays from our side."

Paul Davies, DirectorM & P Contractors Wales Ltd

Results

Local Impact

"The Building looks fantastic. The Royal Infirmary is a very unique building in the community and it plays a really important role in providing access to health services to that community. When we took the façade down we could see the contrast and what a brilliant job had been done. They have managed to bring in a modern twist inside while keeping the buildings character outside."

Abigail Harris, Director
Planning at Cardiff and Vale UHB

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