1.1.1965

Greenwich District Hospital installs first pre-plumbed units.

Using timber and plywood, we manufactured the UK’s first pre-plumbed system which was installed in Greenwich Hospital – the first of its kind.

Greenwich Hospital was an acute district general hospital, built in the 1960s on the site of St Alfege’s Hospital. In order to build a hospital with a large enough capacity for the requirements of the local population on a small site, a single large building was designed. Work began in 1965, the plan was to demolish the old buildings gradually and build the new ones while keeping the hospital operational. Many units of the new hospital would be prefabricated in the factory and assembled on site, which led to Venesta manufacturing the first UK’s pre-plumbed system. The hospital eventually closed in 2001 and its services moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.