Progress continues onsite at the new NHS Orkney Hospital & Health Care facilities in Kirkwall.
The structural steelwork is now well underway on the Isle of Orkney. The hospital features a distinctive curved form providing both shelter from the sometimes extreme environment of Orkney as well as highly functional clinical accommodation.
The building is based on a two-storey, form, with low-level pitched rood and orientated on the site to provide minimum impact to its domestic neighbours. The new purpose built hospital will include Accident & Emergency, surgical theatres, day surgery and cancer & palliative care etc.
Search & Rescue Hanger begins to take shape.
From fabrication to erection. The 38.5 m trusses BHC Ltd. fabricated earlier in the summer have now been erected on site at the new Search & Rescue hanger at Lydd Airport.
The hanger is the final new-build base constructed for the UK SAR Helicopter service operated by Bristows Helicopters on behalf of HM Coastguard.
When complete the hanger will be used to house 2 state-of-the-art SAR Helicopters.
Previously, BHC ltd. have fabricated and erected the structural steel for five other UK SAR bases across the United Kingdom.
Last month BHC Ltd. began erecting the structural steel for the new NHS Orkney Hospital and Health Care Centre, Kirkwall.
The new healthcare facility will replace the existing Balfour Hospital, two local GP Practices and the Public Dental Service.
The 14, 500 m2 development will provide 49 en-suite bedrooms for in-patients, assessment, maternity and mental health needs. Additionally, the new purpose built hospital will include Accident & Emergency, surgical theatres, day surgery and cancer & palliative care etc.
Fabricating 38m Trusses
In the BHC Ltd. workshop this week our apprentices and tradesmen are fabricating 38.5 metre trusses for a Search & Rescue hanger based at Lydd Airport.
The hanger at Lydd Airport will be the final new-build base constructed for the UK SAR helicopter service which is operated by Bristows Helicopters on belhalf of HM Coastguard.
The new hangar will house 2 state-of-the-art search and rescue helicopters that will operate a lifesaving service around the clock.
BHC Ltd. have previously worked on five other UK SAR bases across the country.
BHC Ltd. have gained the Structural Steel sub-contract for the new £64 million NHS Orkney Hospital & Health Care facilities, Kirkwall.
Working with Robertson Capital Projects, BHC will provide the structural steel, metal decking and edge protection for the new purpose-built hospital set to replace the existing Balfour Hospital, two local GP Practices and the Public Dental Service.
The 14,500 m2 development will provide 49 en-suite bedrooms for in-patient, assessment, maternity and mental health needs. Additional clinical accommodation includes Accident & Emergency, surgical theatres, endoscopy, day surgery, cancer & palliative care, radiology, dental, renal, mortuary, pharmacy and outpatient.
Kirkwall’s two local GP Practices will also re-locate to the new development which will also provide support accommodation.
Why Choose BHC?
Structural steelwork projects are completed on time and on budget. There's total quality control of structural steelwork manufacture and installation, from start to finish. BHC has the skills, manpower, plant and systems to deliver, whatever the project, wherever the location.