Bristol, United Kingdom
The immense redevelopment project of the Southmead hospital in Bristol started in early 2010 and took around four years to complete. It was executed in two main phases of which the first mainly focused on the reconstruction of the clinical and ward blocks and the second phase then included the remaining parts like external works and landscape.
The new building complex of the Southmead hospital comprises large-sized atriums and interior spaces, which, according to fire safety regulations, required fire-rated glazing applications. In collaboration with system partner Schüco Jansen, Vetrotech supplied their very own Pyroswiss fire-resistant glass, which resists fire for up to 30 minutes, thus building a physical barrier against flames, hot smoke and toxic gases. The glasses were supplied in various colors, which bring a warm and creative touch to the facility while marking the different departments within the hospital.
- System partner: Schüco Jansen
- Building owner: NHS Bristol
- Installer: Clear Line
- Architect: BDP
Photography by Neil Bowler Photography