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Northern General Hospital

Project Northern General Hospital
Location Sheffield
Sector Healthcare
Project value £20m
Architect Race Cottam Associates
Main contractor BAM Construction
CAB member Granada Secondary Glazing
System Hinged Casement

This state-of-the-art two-storey care unit is one of Europe’s largest Critical Care Departments. Granada Secondary Glazing helped to provide hygienic and effective noise insulation, but also introduced ‘blink glass’ for enhanced patient privacy.
The unit’s individual bays are for the care of patients in critical need. Electrically charged ‘blink glass’ installed in the secondary glazing applications between the bays instantly changes from clear to opaque at the press of a button. The system provides an encapsulated and hygienic blind that patients are able to control, with nurses also able to have visibility from their work stations.