Aggregate Industries‘ Lytag® has proved the ideal solution for assisting specification alterations for the construction of the new Midlands Metropolitan Hospital.
Labelled Birmingham’s newest ‘super hospital’, the £370m facility meets the highest international and national standards, with efficient delivery of high-quality clinical services for patients very much at the forefront.
Due to open this year, the hospital is set to provide 669 acute care beds and 13 operating theatre suites, at its new home on Grove Lane, Smethwick.
Integral to the whole project is a focus on sustainability, with the building picked out to be in the top 10% of non-domestic buildings for sustainable performance, achieving a BREEAM rating of very good or higher when finished.
In preparing to commence works, the specification of the 5th floor transfer slab within the building design presented a challenge for the architect; therefore, Aggregate Industries specified a single sheet insulation 300kpi board with a 120mm Lytag base and 50mm a semi-dry cementitious screed topping.
This created a super lightweight heavy duty floor screed, curing noticeably quicker than any other option. As an additional benefit, Lytag, being a secondary aggregate and half the weight of natural aggregate, will boost the project’s green credentials.
Steve Curley, general manager at Lytag, said it was another ‘great example’ of how the lightweight properties of Lytag have provided a solution for a project of this magnitude.
In production for over five decades, Lytag secondary aggregate is made using innovative technology which turns fly ash into small pellets, which are then heated to 1,100°C.
The pellets formed are rounded in shape and range in size so they can be used as a superior, consistent, lightweight aggregate.
ROCKWOOL UK, has been given permission by Bridgend County Borough Council to develop a new 20 acre storage area at its Pencoed site in South Wales.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Insulation, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Posts
A landmark new mixed use development in a historic part of Leicester has undergone a modern makeover, courtesy of Senior Architectural Systems.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Curtain Walling, Doors, Facades, Glazing, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
Simon Hipgrave has joined Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AlumascWMS) as Managing Director of globally renowned drainage brands Wade and Gatic.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Landscaping, Posts, Recruitment
A longstanding commitment to ethical and responsible manufacturing has allowed Wienerberger to earn an “Excellent” rated BES 6001 certificate.Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Posts, Roofs, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency