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Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife, UK

the challenge

A hard-wearing durable levelling screed was required for a major redevelopment project at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

meet the client

Originally opened in 1967, the facility is one of two main hospitals in the county, serving the town and mid-Fife area.

Extended in 2012, the hospital features an East, West and South and a main tower block, housing an accident and emergency department; maternity unit, an ENT unit, anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric surgery, mental health services, infectious diseases and operating theatres.

the project

When complete, the latest expansion to the Edinburgh hospital, representing a £33m investment that was approved in early 2021, will see the hospital gain 140 additional parking spaces in a new parking facility, as well as 3 operating theatres, a supporting inpatient ward and associated outpatient facilities.

Vebro’s solution

Vebro Polymers has provided v-Cem – a rapid-drying, high-strength, shrinkage-compensated screed that can be applied prior to the installation of commercial floor coverings, including carpet, titles, laminate or hard-wearing resin finishes.

Laid at depths between 10.0 mm and 55.0 mm and beyond, v-Cem can be used to form screeds that are bonded, unbonded and floating screed applications, and is suited to use in both internal and external applications — ideal for the in-progress construction site of Victoria Hospital.

The expansion of the hospital has included many phases and trades, each keen to maintain momentum to deliver the finished facility in good time. v-Cem will dry in as little as 4 days to receive resin finishes and other resilient floor coverings.

meet the installer

Established in 2014, the team at Advanced Traditional Screeding aim to deliver a high standard of floor screeding work and the drive to be one of Scotland’s leading floor screeding companies.

ATS has over 20 years’ experience in the screeding industry with a broad range of public, industrial, commercial and residential clients.

Based in Scotland and covering the whole of the United Kingdom, ATS are experienced in both traditional sand cement screeds as well as advanced proprietary screeds.

key project details

client

NHS

location

Fife, Scotland, UK

year

2022

project size

500 m²

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