David Bailey Furniture Systems is nearing completion of one of its largest healthcare contracts yet.
Last year David Bailey won a £1 million contract to supply and install fitted hospital furniture into the new £430 million, PFI-funded, ‘state-of-the-art’ Southmead Hospital in Bristol. Eight fitters are installing approximately 2,870 storage units in different sizes and styles and more than 960 worktops into 1,800 rooms in the hospital. In addition, David Bailey is sourcing a range of ancillary items including mirrors, washroom dispensers and fitness rehabilitation equipment for approximately 4,500 rooms.
The main fitted furniture installation started in September 2012 and will be finished mid-August, following which David Bailey will fit the additional items. The facility, which is expected to have more acute beds – 800 in total – than any other hospital in England to date, is scheduled to open next spring.
Fitted furniture installation
- HTM71 modular storage units, which are ideal for the management and storage of consumables and equipment in healthcare buildings. The range includes tall units, base units, wall units, specialist cupboards, free-standing or wall-mounted units and a variety of accessories.
- HTM63 storage units and worktops, which are ideal for theatre suites and other areas where a particularly rigid cleaning regime is required.
- Corian worktops for the beverage bays and clinical work stations – solid surfaces that are the material of choice for architects and designers specialising in healthcare.
Southmead Hospital PFI project
Designed by architects BDP and being built by Carillion in conjunction with the North Bristol NHS Trust, the new Southmead Hospital will cover an area of 115,000m2 and will include: 800 acute beds – 75% of which will be single-bedded en suite; 24 operating theatres; two multi-storey car parks providing 1,100 parking spaces; and a helipad.
One of the key features of the Bristol hospital will be improved care for the most seriously ill, with more intensive care and high dependency beds.