Howe Green and New Karolinska Solna University Hospital

HOWE GREEN supplied HSE75 hinged aluminium floor access covers for the £1.5bn New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS) in Stockholm through Swedish distributor, Elkington AB.

The gas-assisted hinged HSE75 hatches reportedly provide easy and safe access to the underground power stations and escape routes located underneath the hospital.

They have been installed in various areas and infilled with concrete and tiled flooring to provide a seamless, flush floor finish.

The hinged access hatches are suitable where regular access to concealed services is required for maintenance purposes and in public places where health and safety is crucial.

The HSE75 can be infilled with ceramic tiles, marble, terrazzo, concrete, resin, wood or parquet floors and is suitable for pedestrian and vehicle traffic up to a 5t pneumatic tyre wheel load.

Supplied as a single cover or a configuration of duct covers, HSE75 is available in standard sizes from stock or can be precision made-to-order.

Options include a top and underside release latch, a double seal and fire rating up to three hours BS 476: Part 20: 1987.

Howe Green access covers have been specified in several hospitals including Southmead in Bristol, Queen’s in Romford, Great Ormond Street and the Lennox Addington in Ontario, Canada.
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