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Article Date: 3rd February 2020

Waterloo Delivers a Ventilation Remedy for Major Hospital Refurbishment

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The £170 million redevelopment of Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales has seen Waterloo Air Products provide a wide range of air terminal devices which met the exacting hygiene standards of a healthcare facility whilst ensuring the wellbeing and optimum comfort of patients.

Delivered by main contractor Laing O’Rourke, the seven-year project to redevelop the main hospital site in Bodelwyddan has seen the creation of a new emergency department, eleven new theatres, two new recovery areas, a new critical care unit, refurbished areas in radiology and a new dental services facility. In collaboration with M&E contractor Crownhouse Technologies, tasked with upgrading the hospital’s building services, Waterloo has provided over 600 of its air distribution products.

With efficient ventilation and air distribution imperative for patients, visitors and staff, Waterloo’s Louvre Face Diffusers were specified across the various phases. This versatile, multi-cone, multi-directional diffuser easily mounts in a lay-in ceiling. With the ability to remove the central core, allowing easy cleaning and maintenance, it provided the ideal solution to maintaining the highest-possible standards of hygiene in a healthcare environment.

In addition, the specification also saw Waterloo supply its Vane Swirl Diffusers. Designed for rapid mixing of air in high ceiling areas (2.6m-4m) and ideal for controlling airflow, these diffusers feature adjustable deflectors enabling different discharge directions.

To meet the aesthetic requirements of the external walling, Large Format Fixed Blade Louvres were specified in traffic grey whilst the company’s high-performance Exhaust Valves were specified for washroom facilities.

Commenting on the specification, Andy Wardle, Sales Director at Waterloo Air Products said: “Creating a safe and comfortable indoor climate in a hospital environment is absolutely paramount. The careful selection and specification of air distribution products plays a huge role in ensuring the comfort of patients whilst controlling contaminants, odour and indoor air pollution. Our products are designed to meet such requirements and have helped play a key role in creating and maintaining ventilation effectiveness and indoor air quality in this vital community health facility.”

Waterloo has extensive experience across healthcare projects and can provide project liaison staff on site during critical programme phases. In addition to the Glan Clywd Hospital, Waterloo has completed work on several high-profile hospitals including St Bartholomew's, Hammersmith, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and St Georges, to name but a few.

With this hospital redevelopment and rebuilding programme on track for completion in 2020, Waterloo’s air distribution products are set to play a vital role in the modernised Glan Clywd hospital for years to come, ensuring the air quality of the indoor environment is at its best throughout the facility.

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