Wrightstyle completes a prestigious healthcare project in Saudi Arabia

Wrightstyle completes a prestigious healthcare project in Saudi Arabia
Photo source
www.kfshrc.edu.sa
The contract was for some 2,000 square metres of external protection to VIP areas of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre.

The contract in Riyadh was for some 2,000 square metres of external protection to VIP areas of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, which has over 900 beds and some 7,000 staff.

The contract was of particular significance as the company believes that it is one of the largest high-level security projects ever specified.

Not only did the system have to accommodate extremely thick and heavy glass and resist a high level attack, it had to span a significant double floor height and fit within a limited glazing zone so to seamlessly integrate with the standard glazing used adjacent to it.

“Our SR60 curtain wall system met all the specified challenges, with its 4mm thick steel profiles,” said Lee Coates, Wrightstyle’s technical director.

“Our comprehensive test data for security applications allowed us to specify for the project, and to then conduct project-specific testing to substantiate its performance,” he said.

The contract underlines the specialist nature of the protective glazing industry, with Wrightstyle’s integrated steel and glass systems being rigorously tested worldwide for a range of international markets.

The hospital is the national referral centre for Oncology, Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurosciences and Genetic Diseases, as well as providing a full range of tertiary, secondary and primary health care services.

The King Faisal hospital, an international centre of excellence, had been undergoing building development to house facilities for cancer and liver disease, a National Biotechnology Center and a Royal wing.

Wrightstyle has recently also supplied to hotel and infrastructure projects in Qatar, a major retail project in the Lebanon – and was a supplier to the Dubai Metro.  The company has also supplied to projects across the UAE and Egypt.

Wrightstyle is also currently supplying to a project in the USA and to a major arts institute in Hong Kong.

“Our systems provide protection against a wide range of high security ballistic and blast threats, as well as a conventional range of protective levels against fire, smoke and toxic gases,” said Lee Coates, Wrightstyle’s technical director.

“We have independently tested our systems against both car and lorry bomb attack, and our systems are designed to provide up to 120 minutes of integrity and insulation.  We also have specialist accreditation in the USA and Far East, giving us worldwide reach,” he said.

600450 Wrightstyle completes a prestigious healthcare project in Saudi Arabia glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Bennetts Brew Up Taylor’s Of Harrogate Project
Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural are teaming up with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver glazing for Taylor’s of Harrogate Tea Shop’s head offices.
‘Fit-And-Forget’ Aluminium Bi-Folding Door Threshold Gaskets
As demand in the aluminium fabrication industry continues to rise, this has provided ExtrudaSeal with the opportunity to develop a wide range of new products, staying up to date with technological developments and addressing fabricator demands.
FIT Show 2019 - GQA Qualifications Supports Launch of Initiative to Drive Quality through Qualifications
GQA Qualifications is supporting the launch of a new industry initiative which addresses the growing skills shortage, as a part of its wider drive to deliver Quality through Qualifications.
Frameless Glass Curtains provides faster service with the Proliner
Frameless Glass Curtains is a specialist manufacturer of unique and highly innovative frameless bifolding, slide and fold doors, entrance doors and other glazing products.
Dedicated Facility Double Tradelink’s Aluminium Capacity
Tradelink Window Solutions has opened a dedicated facility to double its aluminium manufacturing capacity and deliver aluminium glazing products to local installers even faster.
Guardian Glass Project: Frank O. Gehry Building
In 2009, pharmaceuticals company Novartis Pharma AG embarked on an expansion project and called on renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, of Gehry Partners LLP, to design the new building.

From industry

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Add new comment