CONTEMPORARY STYLE AND NATURAL VENTILATION COMBINE IN NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FACILITY

Windows, doors and curtain walling manufactured and installed by CMS Window Systems have played a key role in creating the ideal internal environment within a stylish facility created to support the families of children undergoing treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

The company has completed the £200,000 fenestration contract awarded by main contractor CCG for the new Ronald McDonald House.  This ‘home from home’ facility provides free to use amenities and accommodation, including 30 bedrooms and plenty of outdoor green space, for families of sick children from all over Scotland.

Designed by architects Keppie on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities and day to day operator Yorkhill Family House Ltd, the facility is located on the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus – one of the UK’s flagship new healthcare development projects. Architecturally impressive whilst delivering a calming feel, the building is characterised by white brick and slate roof tiles, with the grey aluminium curtain walling and doors by CMS providing the perfect complement.

More than 65 windows were manufactured by CMS using Metal Technology’s System 8 curtain walling system for the outerframes and their 4-20 thermally broken casement system for the opening vents.  These large opening vents all feature parallel opening hinges to deliver much greater natural ventilation within individual rooms for a healthier internal environment.

CMS also manufactured and installed over seven entrance doors created using the Metal Technology 5-20D system.  These doors provide safe, secure access being supplied complete with Dorma panic hardware.

Stephen Anderson, Director of the Aluminium Division at CMS said: “We’re extremely pleased to have been involved in the construction of this outstanding new facility and we wish Yorkhill Family House Ltd every success with it.  The design is excellent and provides exactly the kind of high quality accommodation that is only right for families going through tough times.”

The Ronald McDonald House at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow is one of fourteen that the charity operates across the UK. It is a crucial facility within a hospital which handles around 90,000 out-patients, 15,000 in-patients, 7,300 day-cases and 35,000 A&E attendances every year.

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