The composite floors contract for a pioneering new diabetes treatment, training and research centre in Hull has been secured by Raised Floor Solutions.
The striking £6m new facility has been designed by Allessandro Caruso Architects (ACA) and has been funded by Hull City Football Club owner, Dr Assem Allam; it will be known as The Allam Diabetes Centre.
Based at Hull Royal Infirmary, the centre will treat patients with diabetes and metabolic bone diseases. ACM’s design takes the form or two main blocks joined by a glazed atrium and is in keeping with, and of a similar architectural calibre as, neighbouring buildings such as the monolithic Women and Children Hospital.
The building is being constructed using a light gauge galvanised steel frame with elevations wrapped in rainscreen cladding and curtain walls.
The new building will provide a large waiting area and reception, office space, consulting rooms and specialist treatment rooms. A single storey element will also provide a roof garden for patients.
Raised Floor Solutions is due on site in August for a seven-week programme. The Metaldeck Steel Decking division will supply and install 2,200m2 of Kingspan MD60 before handing over to sister division, Metcon Concrete Floors, who will design and install a 150mm concrete slab reinforced with traditional mesh. An easy float finish will be applied to the terraces and a powerfloat finish to the main floors to complete the composite floor construction.