In September 2013, Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced £88 million funding for a specialist mental health unit at University Hospital Llandough. The grant was pledged by the Welsh government to provide a ‘modern, sustainable and purpose built’ acute mental health facility for the Cardiff/Vale of Glamorgan area of Wales.
When contractor Laing O’Rourke approached EJ, they needed a solution to cover a cable pit in one of the corridors at the new Llandough Hospital Mental Health Unit. The contractor required a product which was recessed for vinyl flooring, able to meet a FACTA AAA loading, and yet was still aesthetically pleasing with a stainless steel edge finish.
With EJ having the UK’s largest range of access covers & drainage gratings we were able to call on the PS4300 recessed duct cover system to provide the solution to meet the contractors’ needs. With such a complex cover layout it required all departments to work together from sales, design, production, through to delivery.
Various site visits were carried out to ensure all dimensions and angles were accounted for and that the customer was fully aware and happy with the product they would be receiving. With the customer happy with the product specified, CAD drawings were created for approval.
The duct run was manufactured at our fabrication shop within 3 weeks and was delivered to a local installation company a week later. They reported back a few days later commenting that the duct run was installed ‘as planned’.
Both teamwork and dedication was demonstrated from EJ during this project, both of these skills along with knowledge of the product and application allowed EJ to provide a first time solution for the client. EJ is proud to be involved in such an important project, and offer free site visits, measuring and AutoCAD drawings for approval.