Berry design and install cladding for Colchester Hospital car park

When the demand for additional staff car parking spaces at Colchester Hospital created the need for an extra level to be added, Berry Systems were employed to design, supply and install the cladding with very specific safety and aesthetic requirements to meet.

An extra 152 spaces have been created by the project, which became necessary after the previous car park was changed to patient only last year.

The main contractors, Ballast Nedam Parking, called upon Berry for the timber cladding for the car park. Over 1,500 Brunnea-treated vertical fins were sourced from PEFC & FSC certified suppliers, offering a 30-year warranty against fungal decay.

The car park required some specific industry standards associated with adjacent structures, using their extensive range of supply chain contacts, Berry managed to find a suitable composite panel system to achieve the employers’ requirements.

“It was fantastic to work alongside Ballast Nedam Parking on this project at Colchester Hospital,” says James Fildes, Bid and Proposals Manager, at Berry Systems. “We used our specialist knowledge in cladding to install over 1,500 timber fins to transform the exterior aesthetics of the car park.

“One major benefit of using the selected composite panel product was that its flexibility in design meant we could fix the timber fins onto the outside cladding to maintain a consistent appearance for the entire perimeter of the car park, and successfully delivering the employers requirements.

“Early contractor engagement is a key function to delivering projects on time and on budget. With the service offering from Berry Systems and commitment to the transport and infrastructure sector, we aim to excel in meeting client expectations, with continual improvements and business development being a key focus to servicing our clients.

“The Colchester Hospital project shows our ability to take advantage of our extensive industry knowledge to provide suitable car parking solutions and install them to an exceptional standard.”


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