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Rostek-UK wins contract at Bristol’s new super hospital

8 Sep 11 Rostek-UK, which specialises in fall protection and facade access, has won a £250k contract to design, supply and install a bespoke guardrail system at the new Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Utilising the skills and experience of its in-house teams, Rostek-UK will be installing 3600 metres of specially designed guardrail around the perimeter of the new £430m 800-bed hospital, which is due to open in 2014.

Building envelope specialist, Prater, awarded the contract to Rostek-UK.

Commenting on the reasons for choosing Rostek-UK, Dean Lister, commercial manager of Prater said,

“We were very impressed with the knowledge and expertise within the Rostek-UK team. By combining the skills of its in-house designers, project managers and installers it produced a tender document that fully answered our brief and met our cost requirements.

“The company is extremely professional and the ongoing help and advice its team provides is invaluable.”

John Hepworth, the company’s sales and marketing director, said:

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“Although we have only been established for just over a year we have already won a number of high profile and prestigious contracts – a position that reinforces our growing reputation and recognises the skills and expertise within our team.”

“The Southmead project is particularly important for a number of reasons – not least that it enables us to demonstrate the scope of our service offering by working across a number of our in-house departments including design, project management and installation.

“Secondly, Southmead is the first in a series of major new hospital developments across the country, and by developing and delivering successful systems for it, we will certainly boost our standing when it comes to the specification for others.”

Rostek-UK was established in February 2010 and is backed by Finnish global facade access manufacturer Rostek OY. Based in Sheffield, the company is headed by directors Dave Uttley and John Hepworth both of whom have extensive experience within the industry. Over the last 12 months they have recruited a team of industry experts covering design, project management, installation engineering and training.

Rostek-UK has adopted a flexible approach to business, enabling it to work on any type of working at height project across a whole range of buildings, whether it is new build or listed, 50 storeys or two floors. It is also able to provide maintenance contracts, staff training and surveys of properties to ensure they comply with relevant working at height legislation. To find out more visit

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