Southern General Hospital

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Products: p20, EclipseClear
Service: Architectural Glass
Client: Southern General Hospital
Sector: Hospital
Architect: BMJ Architects
Contractor: BAM
Location: Glasgow

Teaching and Learning Facility

Planet Partitioning has a great relationship with BAM and is recognised as a Tier 1 supplier. That’s why BAM asked Planet Partitioning to put together the specification for a new four-storey teaching and learning facility and a four-storey office building at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital.

The teaching and learning facility would provide training to medical staff and required laboratories, with sliding glass doors, plus offices. The office block also needed offices and meeting rooms for medical and administrative staff.

Our solution

In both facilities, Planet Partitioning worked with Boswell Mitchell Johnston, using p20 single glazed demountable partitioning and Eclipse sliding doors to create laboratories and offices. Several atrium glass screens also feature throughout the building.

The glass partitioning was kept in place using a frameless, fire-resistant, hardwood system, spray-painted to match the other aluminium framework. Work completed in 2015.

Project insights

Initially, deflection heads were required throughout both buildings but, by working with the architect and contractor, Planet Partitioning found a way to avoid using deflection heads and save the client money in the process.

The Teaching and Learning building required some acoustic timber doorframes and doors. Planet Partitioning created frames that allow the glass partitioning panels to slide into the back of the frame, complementing the timber doors beautifully.

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Project highlights

“Planet partitions went beyond my expectations, from what was initially presented to me as the ‘value engineered’ option. Instead, I am pleased to say that much of the interior success of the office building, is very much down to the elegance and detailing of your frameless glazed system. The professionalism and technical support from the Planet Partitioning team is also a huge plus point for me. I will be specifying Planet Partitioning in future”.

Lynne Howat BMJ Architects