The new Children's hospital
The new Children’s Hospital soon to welcome little patients to its warm premises
Rettig Group has since 2013 been one of the in-kind donors supporting the construction of the new Children’s Hospital in Helsinki, a state-of-the-art medical facility due to open at the end of 2018. Our donation has included Rettig ICC heating products to a value of EUR 1.1 million, as well as several months of engineering planning to ensure that our products fit and work properly in the building.
A well-orchestrated project
The construction of the hospital has from the very beginning followed a tight and well-orchestrated schedule. During the project we have delivered more than 200 separate shipments to the construction site from six different countries in Europe.
The heating and cooling pipework delivered by us includes composite pipes and pipe connections as well as flow and temperature controls. For instance, there are more than 500 Delta radiators, and more than 100,000 m of Floortec floor piping for the building’s concrete core activation.
One of the largest construction sites in Finland
The project to build a new children’s hospital in Finland was started because the facilities of the old national Children’s Hospital established in 1946 were becoming too small and outdated. The eight-storey hospital has been one of the largest construction sites in the country, and it was fully designed using BIM technology (Building Information Modelling).
The new facilities represent world-class medical care to serve all children and their families across Finland. The care of many very challenging illnesses, requiring treatment such as heart surgery or organ transplants, will be concentrated at the new hospital. The construction of the first sections will be completed in June 2018 and the first little patients are planned to be welcomed during the autumn of 2018.
Facts & figures
Construction period: August 2015 – June 2018
In use: during the autumn of 2018
Floor surface: 45,000 m² – equivalent to about 4.5 football pitches
Building project cost: EUR 175 million
Rettig's donation: EUR 1.1 million, plus several months of engineering planning
Countries from which Rettig ICC’s products and know-how have been delivered: Poland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Austria