Deanestor completes furniture and fit-out at new Royal Papworth Hospital

£1.1m contract for furniture and fittings covers more than 1,600 rooms at flagship new facility

Deanestor has provided furniture and fittings for the new Royal Papworth Hospital

Deanestor has completed a £1.1m contract for the supply and installation of furniture and fittings for over 1,600 rooms at the new Royal Papworth Hospital.

Its 15th healthcare project for contractor, Skanska; the scheme involved the manufacture of nearly 2,000 base and wall cabinets, shelving units and worktops for areas including operating theatres, cardiac catheterisation laboratories, the pharmacy, isolation wards, en-suite bedrooms, utility rooms, staff changing facilities, library, and offices.

The fixed and loose furniture was manufactured and pre-assembled at Deanestor’s factory in Mansfield.

A highly-durable white finish for the wall and base units was specified for the clinical areas, with light-grey laminated worktops.

All these items were designed for longevity and to meet stringent infection control requirements.

Furniture manufactured for the office areas had a woodgrain finish.

Furniture was specified for more than 1,600 rooms, including inpatient bedrooms

In addition to installing its manufactured furniture, Deanestor was also responsible for fitting over 12,000 other items across the new hospital including controlled drug cabinets, mirrors, fridges, noticeboards and fire extinguishers.

It also manufactured kitchen units for 15 staff rest rooms and beverage bays and installed more than 1,600 integrated panel systems (IPS) pre-fitted with basins or toilets.

Commenting on the project, Francis Breen, construction director at Skanska, said: “We needed a combination of high-quality, durable and functional furniture that would meet the highest standards of infection control.”

Colin Glen, clinical project manager at the Royal Papworth Hospital, added: “Our requirement was for good-quality furniture that had longevity; furniture that would be resistant to damage and that is well designed to avoid settling of dust and maintain infection control.”

The 40,000sq m Royal Papworth Hospital is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The scheme has been designed to combine a highly-efficient clinical layout and a striking architectural design to reflect its world-leading position as a pioneering cardiothoracic specialist hospital and transplant centre of excellence.

It provides more than 300 beds which are mostly en-suite, a critical care unit, outpatients, seven operating theatres, and five cardiac catheterisation laboratories.

The new Royal Papworth Hospital is a pioneering cardiothoracic specialist hospital and transplant centre of excellence