Midland Lead supplied 550 lead-lined plasterboards (gypsum soundbloc) and the related lead-sealing strips for use in the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry between June 2014 and January 2015. The lead shield used ranged from 1mm to 2mm, ideal for a number of dental and veterinary applications.
Planning permission to turn the former BBC Pebble Mill studio site into the UK’s first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital in more than four decades was approved in December 2012. Development of the three acre site has seen the construction of a four-storey dental hospital and school of dentistry which will offer a range of services. In addition to a new emergency walk-in centre, the hospital will perform restorative and paediatric dentistry procedures in state-of-the-art clinical environments.
The second wing of the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry will provide world-class research and teaching facilities for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The site which is due for completion by Summer 2015 will further enhance the city’s reputation as a hub for medicine, learning and life sciences.