Guys Hospital


Client: Balfour Beatty
Location: Westminster Bridge Road
Value: £ 550 K
Duration: 29/01/2012 - 13/04/2014
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Project description

Guy's Hospital is a 34-storey NHS hospital in the borough of Southwark in central London surrounded by modern buildings including the sleek lines of its new neighbour the Shard. Guy’s Hospital tower received major renovation. Kafften helped bring this historic landmark up to date.

The renovation was respectful of the original architecture, while also smartening up the appearance. New aluminium cladding was applied to the service tower but the main hospital tower continues to show its concrete face to the world after a major cleanup.

The extensive overhaul was designed to stop concrete deterioration, replace failing windows, and improve the building’s carbon footprint. Architect Penoyre & Prasad’s design saw new aluminium cladding fitted to the services tower section, concrete balconies of the main tower were cleaned and new glazing fitted.

This improved the tower’s energy efficiency and gave the 38-year-old concrete building a face lift so it sits more easily alongside the imposing Shard building now constructed at London Bridge.

Kafften are proud to have been part of the transformation to this historic tower’s external appearance, providing our construction expertise and ensuring not only full compliance with all H&S on site legislation but sharing best practices and new technologies such as face fit tests for maximum protection from safety breathing apparatus, Traffic Light System Safety Gloves and Specialist Centurion Concept Heightmaster Safety Helmets which resulted in us winning several Balfour Beatty Zero Harm H & S Awards as seen below.

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