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Case study: Birmingham Dental Hospital

Quick facts

Midland Lead supplied 550 lead-lined plasterboards (Gypsum Soundbloc) and the related lead-sealing strips for use in the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry between June 2014 and January 2015. The lead shield used ranged from 1mm to 2mm, ideal for a number of dental and veterinary applications.

The project

Planning permission to turn the former BBC Pebble Mill studio site into the UK’s first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital in more than four decades was approved in December 2012. Development of the three acre site has seen the construction of a four-storey dental hospital and school of dentistry which will offer a range of services. In addition to a new emergency walk-in centre, the hospital will perform restorative and paediatric dentistry procedures in state-of-the-art clinical environments. The second wing of the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry will provide world-class research and teaching facilities for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The site which is due for completion by Summer 2015 will further enhance the city’s reputation as a hub for medicine, learning and life sciences.

Project contractor

Intastruct Ltd was founded in 1988 and is considered one of the country’s leading specialist contractors in the supply and installation of external structural framing systems, metal stud partitions, drylining and suspended ceilings. With the capability and expertise to undertake even some of the most challenging and complex tasks, Intastruct was chosen by the main contractor Galliford Try to construct all the internal walls on this complex project.

Proud of its commitment to achieving its goals on time and on budget, some of the company’s past achievements include the Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol, Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, The Public Arts Centre in West Bromwich, B&Q Head Office Eastleigh and Twickenham Academy.

As this was a complex and high specification lead-lined board project , it was incredibly useful to call on the knowledge and expertise of Midland Lead. Knowing that their products put safety and quality paramount is of great importance in a healthcare setting like the Birmingham Dental Hospital project.” Steve Holtom, Director, Intastruct Ltd

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