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New Royal Papworth Hospital

A replacement cladding solution to solve the high rise fire & thermal performance requirements using SuperFOIL SFNC.

The Project: The New Royal Papworth Hospital has  been designed to combine a highly  efficient clinical layout with a stunning  external appearance. 

Product : SuperFOIL SFNC
Main Contractor : Skanska
Architect : HOK
Project Value : £165m

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, it will capture the essence of the original tuberculosis  hospital that is today’s pioneering heart and lung treatment and transplant centre  of excellence. The project’s stunning blue glass cladding system was originally fitted in error with flammable PIR insulation despite the NHS’ contract requirement for noncombustible insulation to be used. SuperFOIL SFNC was chosen to meet the high thermal performance within the limited space behind the glass cladding. SuperFOIL SFNC offers a high tech Euro Class A1 Non‐Combustible multifoil insulation and the only Non‐Combustible multifoil product on the market.

The overall layout of the new hospital supports the care model of creating what are described as ‘discrete zones’ for ambulatory or outpatient care, emergency services, and diagnostic and treatment functions. Each inpatient floor has two nursing units in an innovative double corridor design that results in a compact, accessible layout. This is aimed at reducing travel distances and direct sight lines to all patients from the nurses’ stations. The vision that the Trust had was that the patients are always visible to staff. There are four multi‐bedwards,but it is predominantly single rooms.