Christie Hospital, Manchester

Christie Hospital, Manchester

Client: Christie Hospital
Contractor: Snape Roberts
Architect: David Woodhead from Taylor Young architects
Type of works: Ubbink's Celeste rooflight was built over a staircase to achieve optimum natural light over the escape stairwell and provide an attractive design feature.

Taylor Young architects designed the replacement of Christie Hospital’s mortuary with a new £2 million pound facility. They chose Ubbink’s Celeste rooflight as the best to meet the specifications and fit the aesthetic requirements.

The rooflight was built over a staircase. David Woodhead from Taylor Young comments 'We wanted to make sure that the octagonal rooflight achieved optimum natural light over the escape stairwell and was also an attractive design feature.'

Ubbink’s Celeste eight sided 45°angle pyramid was ideal for the job. The pyramid was made from double-skin clear polycarbonate and the exterior alumium frame was 1,900mm finished in blue RAL 5000 to meet specifications for Christie Hospital. Durability was another key requirement that was met by Celeste's weather-resistant outer surface and UV protective coating, covered by a 10 year guarantee.

Richard Shuker from Snape Roberts the project’s main contractor was impressed with the ease of installation 'It was important to have a rooflight that was quick and simple to install and Ubbink’s Celeste was perfect.'

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