St Thomas' Hospital - Project Update

Friday, March 06, 2015

After 12 months construction, the two new steel and glass atria at St Thomas’ Hospital have finally been revealed following removal of the scaffolding. The triangular atria will provide additional patient lift capacity above the building’s northern courtyard.

A highly complex scaffold was erected by Millcroft to enable construction of the steel and glass atrium walls and ETFE roofs. Millcroft’s engineers liaised closely with façade contractor Lindner to develop the best structural solution for the installation. The atrium glazing is supported by five horizontal wind trusses set at 8m vertical centres. Scaffold towers formed a temporary support to each level of truss to allow installation and welding. Additionally, at high level a bridged deck was formed to each atrium to allow installation of the roof steelwork. The deck also provided support to the roof whilst it was levelled and fixed in place.

The project is due to be completed in summer 2015.

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