Project Name: COVID 19 ward extension to University Hospital of Wales
Due to the high number of hospitalisations from coronavirus happening in this period, The hospital required more space to accommodate patients. The £33 million construction helped provide an additional 234 beds which meant the Lakeside Wing of the hospital now had a total capacity of 400 patients.
The hospital extension was created from 280 building modules which were installed in a record 20 weeks! Furthermore, there are already plans to repurpose the building, ensuring it will continue to be useful for many years to come.
Ezi Klamp worked with Darwin Group to supply several solutions, complimenting Darwin’s modular build technique, working tirelessly to deliver ahead of schedule. Shortlisted for three major construction awards, this project revolutionised the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and helped them to deal with the pandemic.
Ezi Klamp provided several of our high-quality modular products, and our expert installation team worked hard through the frosts of October to deliver strong and effective safety solutions.
Our free-standing roof guardrail contributed greatly to this project. Fully modular, quick and easy to install, our team were able to work efficiently to transform the roofs of the new wing into a safe working environment. With quarter of workplace deaths in a year being due to falls from height, and rooftops being in need of constant maintenance and inspection, Ezi Klamp’s roof guardrail was a must to keep personnel working on the roof of the Lakeside Wing at the UHW safe. A major advantage of our roof guardrail, and one that contributed greatly to the speed of the project, is that it doesn’t penetrate the roof membrane. This makes installation much easier and quicker, and also means it can be modified or replaced easily in the future if needed.