Product / system supply
South East England
Visedge Series and 7500 Series floor access covers
Nearly 70 Howe Green floor access covers have been supplied to Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield.
The £200 million redeveloped hospital became fully operational in autumn 2018 and offers patients a range of services including an out-patient department, an urgent care centre, an older person’s assessment unit, an endoscopy unit, a chemotherapy day unit, eight operating theatres, a dedicated day surgery area and 50 surgical in-patient beds.
Howe Green Visedge Series flexible floor access covers and 7500 Series medium-duty aluminium floor access covers were specified for the project by international architects IBI Group.
Technicians from Enfield-based contractor Galldris installed the Howe Green access covers throughout 20,000m2 of internal flooring, including the plant room and endoscopy unit. The Visedge covers were infilled with vinyl flooring. The floor finish for the 7500 Series varied depending upon the location of the cover.
The Visedge Series provides a durable, lightweight, non-rusting access solution for flexible sheet flooring systems in environments with pedestrian footfall, wheeled trolleys and sack trucks. Double-sealed, the Visedge covers are ideal for a busy hospital where the highest standards of hygiene and security are required.
7500 Series medium-duty aluminium floor access covers are used for all types of hard floor finish, including ceramic tiles, terrazzo and wood. They offer a heavier loading than the Visedge, with a 5-tonne pneumatic tyre wheel load suitable for cars and light delivery vehicles.
The Visedge and 7500 Series are available as a single cover, a duct run or as a multipart unit. Standard sizes are available from stock and bespoke sizes can be manufactured to order with no time or cost constraint.
Howe Green access covers enable safe and easy access to building services concealed under the flooring of the hospital. The covers can be removed, safely and easily, for maintenance purposes with the use of lifting keys.