Column casings at Birmingham Dental Hospital

Aluminium column casings create attractive façade at Birmingham Dental Hospital

  • 27 Apr 2016

Encasement has supplied 200 metres of custom designed elliptical aluminium column casings to Birmingham’s new £50 million dental hospital and school of dentistry. The column casings have been used to conceal the primary structural steelwork used in the extensive curtain walling, which stands at four storey’s tall.

The new dental hospital has been constructed on the site of the former BBC Pebble Mill TV studio to replace the existing 50 year old building, which is located adjacent to Birmingham Children’s Hospital. It is expected to treat more than 100,000 patients per year.

Column casings at Birmingham Dental HospitalThe hospital features large glazed façades at the front and rear which flood the building with natural light. The façades’ primary support structure of steel columns and beams have been hidden with Encasement’s ‘Forma’ aluminium casings to create a more attractive finish.

Every horizontal and vertical casing section, the tallest of which stands 25 metres high, was formed into a 1500mm deep semi-elliptical aerofoil profile. The profile was finished in white PPC to complement the building’s bright interior.

Encasement provided full CAD design assistance during the planning process to help simplify a complex installation, as each 3 metre long ‘Forma’ casing section had to be secured to create a joint free finish.

Encasement’s managing director, Martin Taylor described the project as one of the most challenging and rewarding that the company has undertaken. He explained:

“Not only were we working to extended heights, but the casings also used unique elliptical geometry and demanded the utmost precision when being installed to achieve the level of fit and finish required by the client. 

The end result, however, was worth all the effort and the Forma casing solution add the finishing touch to and exceptionally well designed, constructed and much needed state of the art facility, which is among the world’s best university dental hospitals.”

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Peartree Business Centre
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Bretton
Peterborough
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