Berry Systems designs and installs cladding for Colchester Hospital car park

Parking overhaul creates additional space

When the demand for additional staff car parking spaces at Colchester Hospital created the need for an extra level to be added, Berry Systems was 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 a patient-only system last year.

The main contractor, Ballast Nedam Parking, called on 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 needed to meet some specific industry standards associated with adjacent structures, and Berry managed to find a suitable composite panel system to achieve the requirements.

James Fildes, bid and proposals manager at Berry Systems, said: “One major benefit of using the selected composite panel product was that its flexibility 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 client’s requirements.

“Early contractor engagement is a key function to delivering projects on time and on budget. 

“The Colchester Hospital project shows our ability to take advantage of our extensive industry knowledge to provide suitable car parking solutions.”



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