Water Tank & Chiller Works

Location: King George Hospital

Scope of project

King George Hospital, an integral healthcare institution as part of the Barking, Havering & Redbridge University NHS Hospitals Trust, embarked on a critical infrastructure enhancement initiative. This project, spearheaded by Alpine Works on behalf of Mitie, centred on the replacement of four aging water tanks and two chillers to ensure optimal operational efficiency and reliability


The project required meticulous planning by Alpine Works, in collaboration with Project managers and Edge, to minimise disruptions to hospital operations. Alpine Works orchestrated the isolation and removal of the existing water tanks and chillers, employing precision techniques to safeguard surrounding structures and equipment. Concurrently, preparatory works were undertaken to facilitate the seamless installation of the new tanks and chillers on the Hospital roof and in the main service yard.

Utilising mobile cranes in a live hospital environment service yard required complex planning and lifting operations, Alpine Works adeptly manoeuvered cranes to lift old water tanks off the roof, making room for the placement of their replacements in precisely the same locations. Similarly, ground-level tanks underwent seamless transition. The process mirrored the meticulous removal and installation procedures for the chillers situated atop the hospital.

The successful replacement of the water tanks and chillers has yielded multifaceted benefits for King George Hospital. Enhanced reliability and efficiency in water supply and temperature regulation systems have been achieved, mitigating potential operational disruptions, and ensuring optimal patient care standards. Furthermore, the project underscored the collaborative synergy between Alpine Works , Mitie and Edge, exemplifying their commitment to delivering high-quality infrastructure solutions.

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