This sensitive hospital roof renewal project provided Forster Roofing with the perfect platform to demonstrate its workmanship, communication and project management skills.
The Stirling-based single storey Kings Park Hospital is part of the BMI Healthcare group, one of Britain’s leading providers of independent healthcare.
Monier Redland was initially commissioned by BMI to carry out an inspection of the hospital’s roof and present a report detailing its findings. The report highlighted significant problems with the integrity of the roof and a complete roof-renewal was recommended.
Forster’s excellent reputation for managing and delivering sensitive roof renewal projects, coupled with its strong commitment to working to high standards of health and safety was considered instrumental in the appointment, following tender.
Following contract award, early contact with the client was essential, to determine key contacts, critical dates and project success factors. A comprehensive pre-start meeting was facilitated by Forster, to reassure key hospital staff of the limited impact of the works on their day-to-day activity.
A critical success factor was the continuous operation of the hospital during the delivery of the contract. Works to the roof above the hospital’s two operating theatres were limited to weekends to ensure procedures could continue uninterrupted.
Forster covered the hospital’s 2,500m2 roof area with approximately 27,500 Redland 50 Double Roman interlocking concrete roof tiles. In addition lead flashings, a small area of Sarnafil flat roof area, fascias, soffits, gutters and downpipes were replaced by the Forster team.
Forster’s project management team ensured the contract ran smoothly, within budget, despite the working time limitations.