HRI tower block encapsulation / fire protection

Duncan Taylor, Director of Infrastructure, Estates and Development at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says:

“Without detailed knowledge of the Grenfell tower block, it would be wrong to suggest that the encapsulation system used on that building is the same as that used on Hull Royal Infirmary.

“However, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure patients, staff and visitors that the safety of everyone using the hospital is of utmost importance to us.

“Hull Royal Infirmary is a concrete building with an outer framing system predominately made of aluminium with double glazed windows surrounded by further glass panels. Fire protection is incorporated within the cladding horizontally, across floors, to prevent a fire moving up, and similarly vertical fire protection is in place to limit any outward spread.

“In addition, over the last two years, we have continued to make significant investment in upgrading fire protection throughout the building following review and audit.”

(Ends)