Furniture from leading manufacturer and supplier, David Bailey Furniture Systems, has been chosen to feature in a £32m project to build a new wing at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
The furniture was specified by Nightingale Associates, appointed project architects, and was fitted in the new wing. Items from the David Bailey Healthline range include wall and base units, lockable cupboards, shelving and worktops.
Spanning approximately 13,000 square metres, the new building will provide the hospital with general and medical ward accommodation, cardiology and physiotherapy units, plus staff rooms and office space. The project is a joint venture between contractors, Haymills and Lorne Stewart.
The Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust was formed 11 years ago. It is one of Reading’s biggest employers and one of the largest general hospital Trusts in the country. The Trust is currently based mainly on two sites: the Royal Berkshire and Battle hospitals. An eight-year publicly funded redevelopment to consolidate all services on the Royal Berkshire Hospital site is due for completion next autumn when Battle Hospital will close.
The Trust provides acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire, and specialist services to a wider population via:
• 3,600 staff (whole time equivalent)
• 715 acute beds and 90 day beds
• An annual budget of £85m.
Tailored to meet the needs of the hospital and healthcare sector, the David Bailey Healthline range of fitted furniture is firmly established as the market-leading brand. The range offers great design that is built to last. Specifications extend from doctors’ surgeries and health centres to large hospital developments.Case study date: February 19, 2014