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West Hull Health Hub news in brief

This month, we’ve been celebrating the halfway point in the development and ‘topping out’ of our new two-storey state-of-the-art Health Hub. A huge achievement to be ahead of schedule amounting to the efforts already put in by Sewell Construction in partnership with Citycare.

The purpose-built WHHH will become part of Modality Partnership Hull’s Primary Care Network based across Hull and East Riding which has a combined total of more than 60,000 patients across the sub-region. The new Health Centre will provide the space needed to create new roles from; health support, mental wellbeing, mental health coaches, to care coordinators – a tremendous benefit to the local community.

The journey of proving better mental health support started when we first set foot on-site and will continue for many years after we hand over the building. As it’s more important than ever to encourage people to talk about mental health, our WHHH health initiative is based on breaking down the stigma attached with talking about how we feel. In June, we organised for our Sewell Construction site teams to take part in a Men’s Health ‘Man MOT’ which tied in with Men’s Health Week 14th – 20th June. The aim of this was to raise awareness of our physical, mental, and sexual health and again encourage our people to open up and share their thoughts.

Progress to date in brief…

We got the sunshine we needed to complete the brickwork to the Ground-level of the main building.

Both front and rear canopy roofs are well on their way to completion, with cladding and rendering packages both set in motion and driving on at pace.

The brickwork scaffold access has been removed from the site providing ample space for the render and cladding systems being installed.

The windows and curtain walls are now complete.

Both of the Lifts have been installed and now await their final commissioning.

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

Our Sewell Construction website:

West Hull Health Hub, Citycare

WHHH Twitter news can be found here

Plus the Facebook page can be found here 

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 - in detail

We’ve tried to extend out to our local community and after receiving a friendly email from our neighbour directly opposite the WHHH, we wanted to share his story with you all.

Hi everyone,

My name is Glyn and I live directly opposite the new West Hull Health Hub that is currently in the process of being built.

I have watched the progress of the project since day one with massive interest and have taken many photos along the way. I believe that the many hours spent watching the build have just about kept me sane during the lockdown. In reality, I was truly fascinated by every different process that went on. From the digging out and laying of the foundations, to the fitting of the twin lifts and the delivery and the fitting of the 3 concrete staircases. I was amazed that they came ready-made just to drop in place and drop in place they did, with the minimum of effort.

The logistics involved in getting all the materials onto the site have been exemplary. They had to get the timing of the deliveries just right, due to there not being much spare room on site for wagons to manoeuvre, especially in those early days. As well as material deliveries, wagons were in and out dropping off hardcore and taking away the dug-up soil. This went on every working day for many weeks, I just couldn’t believe the logistics that go into such a project. Sewell’s kept the roads around the site very clean by sending out their own road cleaners on a very regular basis. The noise from the site has been negligible too.

I have to say that all the workers concerned in the building of the medical center have put in a tremendous effort and are indeed a credit to your company.

I can relate to a lot of procedures that have been going on, especially when it came to the steelwork. When all the ventilation ducting arrived it brought back a lot of memories for me. Being a time-served Sheet metal worker was very much part of my trade and it made me think back to the days when I helped fabricate and fit ducting at Glassworks throughout the UK. I then moved on to fabrication and welding which was a much heavier and bigger version of Sheet metalwork. This is where I can relate to the steelwork being put up at the health center although on a much smaller scale. My site work was mainly using welding to secure joints, were on the health center everything is bolted with unbelievable accuracy, mainly thanks to the incredible machinery that is available nowadays. Someone asked me why the steel erectors didn’t put a spirit level on every piece they put in. I replied that I assumed that with the accurate cutters ( Laser and Water jet etc ) that are used now, that every section is cut to perfection and that the tolerances on the bolt holes are virtually nil, which means that once the first upright was put in place on the northeast corner of the building on the 100% level concrete base, the rest would fit together seamlessly and that it did.

They have one heck of a crew at Sewell’s, they all knew their jobs.

I  would dearly love to have a look round when it is finished if only to see different areas that I second-guessed to see if I was right. I don’t really want the project to end, I will really miss watching even though I can’t see a lot of what is going on now.

Please pass on my regards to Rob Page and his crew for a fantastic job nearly done.

Take care everyone, Glyn

Thank you Glyn, we will try to allow a Covid secure visit once restrictions ease.

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 coming weeks

S&D Flooring is currently on-site applying a DPM and self-leveling screed ready for the floors to accept vinyl and carpet.

IPS paneled boxes are due to be installed along the first floor and continuing down onto the ground floor. These will contain plumbing and act as a support for the sinks needed in each of the 32 consultation rooms.

Decoration will continue throughout the first floor and return down onto the ground. Tape and jointing is progressing well on the ground floor with plaster boarding also nearing completion.

Mechanical, air ducting and electrical works are continuing to speed ahead on the ground floor, the first floor, and roof and are all ahead of the programme.

We hope to see rendering complete before the next newsletter and to see cladding nearing completion. This will finalise the work to the exterior shell of the building.

See you all again next month…