20 August 2014, Midlands

Good progress continues to be made at the New QEII Hospital

On schedule to open in the Spring of 2015, the New Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Hertfordshire is set to significantly improve healthcare provision in Welwyn Garden City and the surrounding areas.

Construction at the site continues at a good pace and although the building is currently masked behind a wall of scaffolding, plans are in place for the progressive removal of the scaffolding over the coming weeks which will reveal the finished façade of hand and machine glazed tiles; curtain walling; timber cladding; render and laser cut stainless steel decorative window panels.

Internally the building continues to take shape as screed is laid to the floors, internal partitions erected and mechanical and electrical services are installed throughout the building.  These works will continue over the coming weeks and be joined by new activities including plastering, carpentry and erection of ceiling grids.

The building work is being managed by Assemble Community Partnerships with Balfour Beatty as the building contractor.