Furniture manufacturer to supply 3,000 items of furniture for new hospital development
Deanestor has been awarded a £1.3m contract by Laing O’Rourke for the manufacture, supply and installation of furniture and fittings for the new £350m Grange University Hospital in South East Wales.
The contract is Deanestor’s 17th for Laing O’Rourke.
The comany will manufacture around 3,000 items of furniture for the 55,000sq m hospital, including laboratory furniture, shelving, base and wall cabinets in compliance with all relevant HTMs.
Its team will procure and fit more than 22,000 products for around 1,450 rooms – from mirrors and medirails to drug cabinets and specialist catheter storage units.
Due to open early 2021, and designed by BDP; the new hospital will provide complex and critical care, serving a community of over 600,000 people.
Services will include a 24-hour assessment unit to deal with all major emergencies, a dedicated paediatric assessment unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, and support services including pathology, pharmacy and radiology.
The facility will also be the centrepiece of a new model of care to separate emergency and specialist care from more-routine hospital treatments.
In recent years Deanestor has worked with Laing O’Rourke on projects at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, and at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
The Grange University Hospital is designed to be flexible, adaptable and expandable and to create a seamless pathway for emergency patients through diagnostics and surgery.
There will be around 560 beds in total, including trolleys and cots.
Deanestor’s contract includes the manufacture of white base units with light-grey laminate worktops for all the patient bedrooms, staff beverage bays and kitchenettes, and cantilever peninsular benching, worktops and adjustable shelving for around 26 pathology laboratories.