Case Studies


King George Hospital

Inspire Contracts Ltd

Aging roof estates and reduced maintenance budgets have resulted in reactive maintenance becoming the only feasible way for many trusts to operate. For this reason, roofs demand attention only when a problem

King George Hospital is part of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in Ilford, it is a significant estate, serving a population of over 750,000 in outer North East London.

Langley carried out a comprehensive roof condition survey across the estate, five of the buildings were suitable for a cost-effective overlay solution. The remaining roof area, however, involved a full roof strip
up, the consequence of a drain blockage on the roof, causing water to back up into the roof. The insulation was saturated and beyond repair and of high risk of letting water into the hospital facility below.

The solution specified and supplied by Langley for the six roof areas was the SA-20 Flame Free Roofing System - meeting the main client requirement of no hot works on the roof of the active hospital.

Speaking on the decision to choose Langley, Steve Last; Director of Estates and Facilities at King George Hospital commented: “In the current NHS climate, there is limited capital, so repairs need to be reliable, long-term and cost-effective. We considered a number of providers, but Langley stood out with a solution that met the brief in all aspects and more. The tender initially focussed on just one roof, but we were so impressed with the solution and approach, that we extended Langley’s scope across the rest of the hospital’s roofs.

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