Sudbury Health Centre offers a state of the art health centre
The opening of a new prestigious regional project in West Suffolk, the Sudbury Health Centre, offers a state of the art health centre for people in and around Sudbury and is being heralded as a significant achievement for the NHS. BHC Furniture was approached in mid-2013 as a preferred supplier for the new Health Centre, a project that had been on the planning table for some time. BHC was recommended by the head lead on the project following their visit to Finchley PFI, that had been recently completed by BHC. Working with West Suffolk CCG, NHS Property Service and PHD Architects the brief was to deliver a Health Centre of outstanding calibre. BHC Furniture and Senator International put a team of project designers, colour strategists and combined years of experience together to produce a specification that would match expectations and hit the budget.
“The new Health Centres that are being implemented by the NHS are fabulous spaces to work with. They are blank canvases on which to create a design that both flows and is functional which the end users, patients and workforce, totally appreciate” Peter Bright MD BHC Furniture
The core emphasis on the internal design was on waiting areas which have heaviest foot full. Products needed to be designed in such a way to meet the diversity of the people using the areas. Colour played a major part in the visual flow of the Health Centre. The selected fabrics and vinyl’s were chosen to differentiate the treatment and consultation areas. All areas from male and female changing rooms, children’s play areas, the reception, consultation offices, supply store rooms, treatment rooms and dining areas were developed using a broad range of furniture products fit for purpose.