Innovative NHS unit receives insulation work from Western Thermal

One of the country’s top NHS emergency departments at Wexham Park Hospital is currently going through a thermal insulation, trace heating and fire stopping upgrade from Western Thermal.

The Company is using its thermal insulation, trace heating and fire stopping capabilities on the building’s pipework and ductwork, which includes fitting fire rated insulation sleeves. The £49 million hospital project contains floors where patients receive tests, assessments and treatment, and are then usually discharged within 72 hours. There are a total of 36 individual rooms, along with a separate children’s and minor injuries unit. Michael Slater, Executive Operations Director of Western Thermal, said: “We are proud to be a part of such an important NHS project for the country. Wexham Park Hospital also adds to our project count in the Slough Area, which include LDC data centres and Slough Power.”

Western Thermal’s client and partner is Integral UK Ltd. The main contractor for the project is Kier Construction Ltd. The Company is also a leading specialist engineer in acoustic insulation, ventilation ductwork, and pipework, with a combined total of over thirty years’ experience. Western Thermal’s Thermal division is one of the country’s leading heating and ventilation insulation contractors. Its services meet the ever-increasing demands for both economic and environmental efficiency while meeting client specification and manufacturers’ recommendations, for both internal and external applications.

The Company has also pioneered specialist insulation jackets using the latest thermal materials, which are both removable and reusable. These include valve and flange jackets, bespoke Plate heat exchanger jackets, which are used in international weather stations, and bespoke trace heated jackets, which are predominantly used within the food processing industry.

The division has contributed to numerous landmark projects including Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Wembley Stadium, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. More recently, it has installed thermal insulation at Victoria Station, completed major works at the Battersea Power Station residential, retail and leisure development, and worked on the redevelopment of Bond Street Underground Station, along with a number of University of Leeds projects including the Worsley building and the Edward Boyle Library.

Western Thermal’s Trace Heating division specialises in providing water at a constant temperature through a building’s pipes and also protection from frost, which is now a commonplace function for thermal insulation solutions. It is an important and complex part of any given project and key to overall insulation packages. The Company’s trace heating systems include self-limiting heating cables, flexible resistant series heating cables, and metal-sheathed resistant series heating cables.

The division has contributed to numerous landmark projects including 8.5 kilometres of trace heating and frost protection at One Hyde Park, one of London’s most prestigious residential developments. More recently, the Company has delivered its trace heating and frost protection services at Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the Battersea Power Station development, and C610 Crossrail.

Western Thermal’s Fire Protection & Stopping division specialises in physical measures to prevent or slow the spread of flames in a fire situation. The Company has received numerous accreditations and is certified by FRIAS.

The division has contributed to many landmark projects including the Delta Lounge at Heathrow Airport and the Mango Store in Victoria. More recently, Western Thermal has completed its largest fire protecting and stopping project at The Zig Zag Building in Victoria, London, along with mechanical and domestic services at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre in White City. The Company also used its fire protecting and stopping services in the redevelopment of C610 Crossrail, part of Europe’s largest current infrastructure project.


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