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an average Sunday stroll distance of External SFS track installed
bowling alley lengths of stretcher bond brickwork to the cycle store
English Pool tables worth of Sarna membrane fitted to the roof (1,359m²)

West Hull Health Hub progress

There is a real buzz in the air as the West Hull Health Hub site has seen yet more extensive transformations over April.

The project team are working as a close-knit unit and are following the mantra and current quote of the week – “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships!”

So to keep you up to date…the main building’s roof covering is nearing completion. Lightning protection has been first fixed onto the roof. The roof parapet scaffolding handrails have been removed externally, revealing the internal parapet metal decking upstand, this was followed up externally with SFS. The main building is now well on its way to being fully cladded with Cemboard, making way for the installation of ground-level brickwork, windows, doors and first-floor cladding in the coming months.

Aside from the progress made on the West Hull Health Hub site, the project team have also been involved in the delivery and lifting of the Hull Vigil pod over at Hull College. This saw Rob Page and David Major spend a day organising for the Vigil pod to be transposed off the delivery wagon, up over 35 meters using a 250-tonne crane and land the pod successfully on the Hull College roof. An outstanding achievement of collaborative efforts from a pool of local Hull companies, contributing both their time and money for a first in the country and leading the way in arts, culture and vision. 730 Vigils (people) will get to experience a view of either sunrise or sunset over the City of Hull for the next year, that will be a view to behold!

Protecting the Environment is of incredibly high importance to us, as a result, the project team have suspended works on the hedge and shrub removal at the rear of the car park due to nesting birds. These works will recommence in the Autumn after the nesting season has come to a close and a further ecology survey has been carried out.

The West Hull Health Hub team is continuing to share all of its latest news across a broader platform on social media. We would love for you to visit them and follow us via the links below:

Our Sewell Construction Website:

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WHHH Twitter news can be found here

Plus the Facebook page can be found here 

In the spirit of constructing a local community health hub; we want to reach out to our local communities. Social value starts from the heart by us giving and sharing. Our local economies and communities are special to us and can benefit hugely from small acts of kindness. At the Sewell group, we wear our hearts on our sleeves. There is so much positivity that can be created by engaging with the people around us and we need to know if you need our support?

Please join our construction journey and drop the West Hull Health Hub team a comment on Twitter, Facebook or alternatively email our project manager David Major at


Progress so far

The main roof has been installed and is built up using metal decking, 130mm insulation board, and a Sarna membrane. Preparations are well underway to fit the roof walkway paths, air ventilation systems and setting out is in place for the Photovoltaic Panels (PV).

With the external building looking great and ahead of our programme, this brings us down onto the internal 1st floor. Window openings are now defining the physical structure when viewed from the inside. The partition walls are shaping up the layout which blends a mixture of consultation rooms, office space and cleaning facilities. When viewing the building from the outside, it has grown a full cement board skin, where Jumbo Building systems’ operatives can be seen changing the dynamics of both the internal and external structure of the building hour by hour. They have exceeded expectation with a strong drive to deliver and are displaying high levels of quality workmanship.

Finally, when walking through the ground floor of the main building, you can see plaster-boarded partitions with door openings formed and wall penetrations formed so air ducting can be installed seamlessly, these lead their way back up towards the roof.
The lift shaft now has its own roof covering and will expect to see the two lifts installed in mid-May. A temporary 25 Amp – 415 Volt power supply is due to be fitted in early May and will give Schindler the green light for them to install the lifts.

The main brickwork to cover the ground floor external walls is on the starting blocks with insulation currently been attached to the cemboard.

Pharmacy brickwork now awaits the finishing cladding and a canopy roof. The project team are gearing up for windows to be fitted on the ground and first floors starting the week commencing 3rd of May. With the windows immanent and a roof covering now on, waterproofing of the building will soon offer us enough protection to welcome the laying of the ground floor cement screed. This has been a long-anticipated milestone and marks a significant step forward.

The cycle store brickwork has reached the first scaffold lift – Elevation Scaffolding has completed the lift this morning, as can be seen on our live camera below, and will enable brickwork to recommence again on Tuesday 4th May next week.

All in all another great month, where changes are happening on a day to day basis.

This is our live feed site camera which sends updated live shots, taken every 30 minutes, and can also be viewed at our Sewell Construction website.

West Hull Health Hub live feed camera

Over the next two weeks

Scaffolding is continuing to evolve around the site, the second stair core will receive full cover brickwork from ground to roof and will kick start in the coming weeks.

Chemplas will be installing the cladding by systematically working around the building, starting along the south elevation. They are also contracted to supply and install the windows.

Mechanical, air ducting and electrical works are continuing to speed ahead on both the ground and first floors.

The substation base has been installed with the Northern Power Grid transformer due in the morning of the 11th May and the pre-manufactured substation building being delivered and installed later the same day.

Our gas cubicle and main gas pipe have now been installed on to the site - we now just await a mains water connection.

See you all again next month…