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Contract: Panel systems
Contract: Panel systems
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Panel Systems has won a contract to supply bespoke materials to clad a new critical care unit at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital.

The Sheffield-based architectural panel manufacturer’s products will be used as part of an innovative, new curtain walling system, designed to provide a more contemporary, less bulky appearance than traditional systems.

The Rutland Road firm made 1,600 sq metres (17 200 sq ft) of bespoke panels designed to provide both acoustic and fire retardant properties.

Panel Systems’ Danny Phelan said: “This method of construction is very cutting edge and is well suited to contemporary builds.

“We were really pleased to be able to supply our panels to such a large scale prestigious project as the Royal Victoria Hospital. It was important on this project that we could provide bespoke panels within a short time frame and with direct deliveries to site at scheduled times. This came about because of a good working relationship between ourselves and the contractor.”

The £143 million critical care building is due for completion in 2012. It will provide accident and emergency services for up to 80,000 people every year and incorporate operating theatres, intensive care facilities, an education centre, burns and maternity unit.