Glangwili General Hospital

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Glangwili General Hospital

We have been selected by architects IBI Group and construction group, Interserve, to manufacture and install healthcare furniture for a project improving the obstetric and neonatal facilities at Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen. The furniture contract is for the value of £100,000.


Quote from Andrew Powell, Site Manager at Interserve

“This is the first time I personally have worked with David Bailey Furniture Systems and from my point of view it’s been brilliant to be able to work directly with the managing director, Trevor Gillman. They are very approachable, they ring you straight back if you ring with any queries and the fitters’ work is of a really good quality.”


Glangwili General Hospital

Healthcare furniture at Glangwili General HospitalThe contract win follows the Welsh Government’s £25.2 million investment into the obstetric and neonatal facilities at Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Glangwili Hospital as part of its Design For Life Framework. The project is divided into 4 phases: Phase 1 of the project has already been completed, Phase 2 is underway at present and the entire project should be completed by February 2022.

Healthcare furniture installation

For Phase 1, we have provided furniture for the labour ward, neo-natal ward and theatres:

  • 75 storage units
  • 16 worktops
  • Mirrors
  • Hooks
  • Shelving
  • Shelving racking
  • Clinical rails
  • Trespa Toplab benching

Furniture colours

Worktops have been provided in colour G059 – Dark Grey and units in colour G044 – Light grey.

The Glangwili Hospital project

The construction programme will be carried out in multiple phases, with the first stage comprising a new labour ward at the first floor level, refurbishment to existing buildings, together with a new two-storey extension located in the existing courtyard.

The second phase of redevelopment will increase the capacity of the facilities at the hospital and will include the installation of high-dependency and special-care cots, construction of a neo-natal ward, offices, staffrooms, ensuites, parent rooms and family restrooms. It will also increase the number of birthing rooms, operating theatres and resuscitation bays. In addition, new car parking facilities will be provided.

Why David Bailey was selected

David Bailey has a strong presence in Wales and we had recently carried out some successful, substantial contracts there, as part of notable projects in the area, that had come to the attention of Interserve. Our recent healthcare facilities projects included:

  • Prince Charles Hospital, mid-Glamorgan: Healthcare furniture for 60 rooms as part of this £6.5 million upgrade to the maternity and neonatal services. Read the case study.
  • Morriston Hospital, Swansea: Furniture for 84 rooms as part of a £5.8 million state-of-the-art refurbishment at this hospital.
  • Cardigan Health Centre: 126 healthcare storage units and 140 meters of worktops as part of this £13.6 million new build facility. Read the case study.
  • Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital: Furniture for paediatric ward, anti-ligature works & medical records department.
  • Royal Gwent Hospital: Furniture for the maternity and CAU department.
  • Other projects in Wales:
    • Tonypandy Health Centre
    • Llandrindod Wells Hospital post-natal department
    • Elms Drug & Alcohol Service
    • Decant ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital
    • Treatment room at Mumbles Medical Centre


As part of these projects, we worked with contractors Interserve, Kier Construction, Bect Building Contractors, APM Healthcare Developments and P J Saunders, among others.


David Bailey healthcare furniture at Glangwili General Hospital

Kitchen furniture at Glangwili Hospital
Storage tray shelving and storage units
Consulting room furniture


Made in Britain, fitted healthcare furniture

Made in BritainAll the fitted healthcare furniture we supply is manufactured at our factory in Broadstairs, Kent. We provide specialist, HTM 63 and HTM 71 compliant furniture and storage units, specialising in the healthcare and hospital market. We have installed fitted healthcare furniture to many UK hospitals, health centres, clinics and GP surgeries, including Guys & St. Thomas Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, North Middlesex University Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital. Architects and Contractors rely on us because they know we are well established and professional and our durable furniture is manufactured in Britain with craftsmanship and professionalism. We also install our own furniture into a facility, so there is no need to ensure a contractor has installation instructions.


Supporting the NHS through the Coronavirus pandemic

Our factory has been operational throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and we have been able to support the NHS by responding quickly to orders for furniture at several facilities, including Peterborough City Hospital, Hillingdon Hospital, Royal Preston Hospital and also furniture for mobile CT scanner units in Hull.


Glangwili General Hospital healthcare furniture – where to find out more

Are you specifying fitted healthcare furniture for a healthcare facility or hospital? See short videos of our furniture being made and read testimonials from other architects, contractors and healthcare customers about working with us.

You can see our range of hospital and healthcare furniture here.

Visit our Resource Centre, containing Revit BIM drawings, colour cards, proposal templates, sample clean room layout in BIM format and our brochure, all downloadable without the need to log in or register.

Or please get in touch with us to discuss a project.




Case study date: July 3, 2020
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