Romford Hospital

APL provides louvre systems for the new Romford Hospital

The new Romford Hospital is currently the largest in the history of PFI hospital projects. Designed by BDP and constructed by Bovis Lend Lease. It could be said that its crowning glory is the bold design statement made by the sweeping curves of the rotundas that sit atop the building visible from all sides, and all clad with APL Louvre Systems.

These dramatic grey curves house all the plant rooms and lift housings for the whole hospital and are a combination of 'live' louvres and louvre profiles which, when used in conjunction with each other, provide seamless sweeping curves to compliment the building design.

The AP70 louvre systems were produced by Architectural Profiles in the UK, fabricated in aluminium and coated in a special grey PVF2 coating.

The APL louvre profiles system is one of a comprehensive range of roofing and cladding products and systems manufactured by Architectural Profiles Limited including the ever popular AP 50 Half Round profile, a range of trapezoidal profiles, rainscreen and flat panel systems, structural roof decking, structural Kassetts and standing seam roofing systems.

The APL patented Tritherm system, which is fundamental to this installation, is also key to the integral strength of APL's range of Cantilever assemblies such as 'slim verge overhangs' which offer exceptional design opportunities and provide the best architectural and structural solutions to the air sealing demands of the Building Regulations.


APL 70 Louvre System on Romford Hospital.