#1 Allam Diabetes Centre - Zenith Developments with Kingspan Facades
Allam Diabetes Centre is a multimillion-pound addition within Hull Royal Infirmary, funded by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Dr Assem Allam, to provide expert care for over 9,000 people a year. The centre cares for people in the local and surrounding area who have diabetes and metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis. The thoughtful and people-focused design gives a welcoming, de-institutionalised feel which is different to other healthcare facilities. With a façade which facilitates natural daylighting, hygiene, cleanliness and views of the city centre which is located just up Anlaby road, the centre will bring greater longevity to people’s lives. In addition, it is providing a significantly expanded range of accommodation for world-class diabetes & endocrinology research and other research teams.
Kingspan Facades’ Ceramic Granite rainscreen in Arctic White provides a sleek façade which reflects the colour palette of surrounding healthcare buildings, including the nearby Women and Children’s Hospital and a reliable, hardwearing, and low maintenance solution for the exciting new addition to Hull. Once installed, the composite panel requires minimum maintenance and can easily be cleaned, reducing the risk of streaking, and because it is located on a busy main road this ease of operation is a key benefit. The building was the work of local contractors Zenith Developments, Alessandro Caruso Architects (ACA), and sub-contractors Intex Systems. As the City of Culture in 2017, the centre marks a period of investment in the city and its surrounding areas, and its unusual façade contributes another standout part of the city.