Woods continue to successfully deliver numerous projects within the challenging Healthcare sector. In most cases the works are required to be undertaken in a “live” environment requiring us to manage and deliver a specialist supply chain including asbestos trained scaffolders and electricians to work alongside our trained site staff inside containment areas often working out of hours.
Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital
Woods have successfully been carrying out ongoing works since 2010 within a live hospital environment at Glan Clwyd, the largest hospital in North Wales with a floor area in excess of 30,000m2.
The hospital is currently undergoing a well-publicised redevelopment and Woods have been an instrumental part of this process.
The project involves the removal of sprayed asbestos coatings to steelwork contained in every ceiling void throughout the hospital and thermal insulation debris beneath paint on concrete substrate, whilst ensuring all utilities such as power, water, gas and fire alarms remain unaffected.
We continue to work closely with the hospital and main contractor in order to best manage the phasing of the works to ensure critical areas of the hospital remain fully operational, 24 hours per day.
Client: Laing O’ Rourke c/o Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Duration: Since 2010
University Dental Hospital – Cardiff
The University Dental Hospital (UDH) is part of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and is situated in a stand-alone building on the main University Hospital of Wales site.
The Dental Hospital treats around 100,000 patients per year and, as a teaching hospital has strong links with the School of Dentistry. It provides dental care for patients who are screened as suitable for treatment by undergraduate dental students.
Woods have completed the removal of all false ceilings, lighting, redundant services and removed sprayed coating residue to beams and ceiling slab from within the first and second floor of the Phantom Head teaching suite in the West Wing of the hospital.
Client: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Duration: 8 Weeks
Llanfrecha Grange Hospital
Woods were contracted to deliver asbestos removal to Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital prior to demolition to make way for a new £241m Specialist and Critical Care Centre due to open in the Summer of 2019.
Old administration blocks, and villa buildings that used to be home to long-stay patients, are being knocked down as part of preparations for a new era of healthcare on the site.
Works involved asbestos removal to thirteen buildings including the removal of residues to the boiler room and AIB debris to the underground duct system and AIB fillets to window surrounds.
Extensive further non-licensed ACM’s in the form artex, floor tiles and AC soffits were also removed.
Client: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Duration: 8 weeks
Eastman Dental Hospital
The Eastman Dental Hospital (EDH) is one of the UK's largest secondary and tertiary care providers of dentistry in North London. It has been established for over 60 years and caters for patients north of the river and further afield, treating around 85,000 outpatients annually.
Woods successfully delivered a challenging removal project within the basement of the Eastman Dental Hospital. We removed asbestos insulation debris to walls, beams, floors and both live and redundant pipework within two large confined space undercrofts under fully controlled asbestos conditions.
Client: University College of London Hospitals
Duration: 8 weeks