Howe Green provides innovative access solution for NHS’s newest hospital

Front entrance of Chase Farm hospital, 05-01-2019

Howe Green Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of floor access covers, has supplied nearly 70 covers to the newest and most digitally advanced hospital in the NHS estate. The £200 million redeveloped Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield became fully operational last autumn.

Front entrance of Chase Farm hospital

Howe Green’s Visedge Series Flexible Floor Access Covers and 7500 Series Medium-Duty Aluminium Floor Access Covers were installed throughout the 20,000 square metres of internal flooring. The Visedge covers were infilled with vinyl flooring. The floor finish for the 7500 Series varied depending upon the location of the cover.

The Howe Green access covers enable safe and easy access to building services concealed under the flooring of the hospital. The covers can be removed for maintenance purposes with the use of lifting keys.

The Visedge Series provide 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 five tonne pneumatic tyre wheel load suitable for cars and light delivery vehicles.

The Visedge and 7500 Series are available as single covers, duct runs or as multipart units. Standard sizes are available from stock and bespoke sizes can be manufactured to order with no time or cost constraint.

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