Highcroft Hospital mental health unit | Healthcare furniture case study

About this project

We have been awarded the contract to provide healthcare furniture for a new build and refurbishment project at Highcroft Hospital, Birmingham.

Tim Mills of Weaver plc, appointed main contractor, was responsible for appointing us and, pleased with the service we provided, he extended the specification for additional ward areas under the scope of the refurbishment.

Healthcare Furniture For Highcroft Hospital In Birmingham
George Ward At Highcroft Hospital's Mental Health Unit

Furniture installed

We manufactured the following healthcare furniture:

  • Bespoke furniture with smooth lines, eliminating sharp corners & protruding knobs & handles
  • Wardrobes with internal shelving
  • Colour scheme beneficial for visually impaired & the elderly
  • Sink units
  • Drawer units

Healthcare furniture at Highcroft Hospital

As the furniture will be fitted in the George Ward, Highcroft Hospital’s mental health unit, special attention has been paid to the furniture specification to ensure patient safety.

As specified by the project architect French Thorpe Consultancy, David Bailey Furniture is creating a bespoke range of furniture items for the project, including drawer units, wardrobes, sink units and shelving.

For example, the product designs feature smooth lines and handle cutouts within drawer units, eliminating sharp corners and protruding knobs or handles. Within the wardrobes specified for the ward areas, shelving has been incorporated rather than hanging rails. Consideration has also been given to the use of colour throughout the project to achieve contrasts that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but beneficial for people with visual impairments and elderly people.

Healthcare furniture by David Bailey

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 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.

Highcroft 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 healthcare furniture here.

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