Metpark UK has secured the contract to design and build a new single storey 65-space steel deck car park at Stamford Hospital.
The contract was awarded by Graham Construction Healthcare on behalf of the Anglia NHS Trust with the car park design and construction specialist selected under the NHS ProCure22 system.
The job was secured through a competitive pitch against other car park construction companies with the Client citing ‘speed of construction’ and ‘competitive cost per space’ as just two reasons for awarding the contract to Metpark UK.
Kingspan Multideck MD-80 XP has been specified for the composite car deck construction. Magnelis® XP coating is a unique metallic steel coating that provides metal decking with long-term surface protection and highly effective corrosion resistance. Kingspan XP is specified for the most demanding or aggressive C4 and C5 environments and provides up to ten times more protection than standard galvanising.
Contributing to the speed and efficiency of Metpark UK’s service is the specification of steel deck with ‘Engineered Ends’.
The innovation of ‘Engineered Ends’ was proposed several years ago to Kingspan by Raised Floor Solutions, Metpark UK’s joint venture construction partner. They are a time saving alternative to the manual fixing of end caps on metal deck profiles and require the end of the deck profile to be folded and pressed during manufacture to form a slope. When specified, they allow a greater volume of concrete to come into contact with the steel beams and around sheer studs, improving the overall composite action and performance.
Metpark UK has commenced a 12-week period of design with a 17-week build scheduled for Quarter 1 2021.
ProCure22, known as P22, is the framework that provides Design and Construction Services for use by the NHS and Social Care organisations. P22 streamlines the procurement process whilst creating an environment that allows Clients, Principal Supply Chain Partners and their supply chains to develop stronger partnerships, increasing efficiency and productivity whilst supporting enhanced clinical outputs for patients and improving environments for staff and visitors.