Rockfon enhances acoustic wellbeing at new Hospital

state-of-the-art Royal Papworth Hospital on its Cambridge Biomedical Campus site. The hospital will carry on the world- renowned cardiothoracic specialist care undertaken at the original Papworth Everard village site where 24,000 inpatient and day cases and almost 73,600 outpatients were treated annually. Senior Project Architect Stephen Herbert of


global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK commented: “The design brings together the clinical needs of the specialist hospital while making the working environment for staff and patients one that aids work and healing.” The new hospital has been designed

to combine a highly efficient interior layout with a stunning exterior. Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, the gentle curves of the oval structure create

ockfon are immensely pleased to have contributed to a successful completion of the stunning, new,

contemporary echoes to some of the architectural cues of its predecessor at the Papworth Everard village site. Rockfon®

Blanka® D edge tiles were

installed in two sizes in the main entrance hall peripherally to the atrium and throughout arterial walkways. Durable Rockfon Blanka has a smooth, deep matt, non-directional super white surface with high light reflection (87 per cent) and light diffusion, which contributes to energy savings. Elsewhere within the wards at Royal Papworth Hospital, Rockfon®


Standard has been installed using a mixture of ceiling tile sizes. The resilient, hygienic Rockfon MediCare range has been specifically developed for use in healthcare environments. The tiles have an easy to clean surface and are resistant to all ubiquitous bacteria including MRSA. Rockfon®

voids as the strong grid can be suspended wall to wall, up to 3m wide, allowing for the installation of long planks. Stephen Herbert concluded: “We are

System MaxiSpan™ was used

within the hospital’s myriad of corridors. The system is perfect for heavily serviced ceiling

Safe Heating Transforms Children’s Ward

Leighton Hospital in Crewe wanted to create a space that provided a safe heating solution while maintaining the jungle themed aesthetic they had created to make the wards feel more comfortable for patients and their families. The ward was completed

in two stages, allowing for minimal disruption to staff and patients throughout the project. Contour’s DeepClean LST radiators covers in RAL Green 6019 were supplied, they also have drop-down front access doors. This gives faster, easier access to the radiators for clean- ing to prevent the build-up of dust and bacteria.

01952 290498 Specialist furniture for new £212m hospital

More than 5,000 items of furniture were manufactured and installed by Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading contract furniture specialists, in a £1.4m contract for the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Deanestor manufactured more than 300

bespoke bedheads which were finished in a natural oak laminate and had provision for medical gases, electrics, nurse call system and lighting. Over 40 variations were installed by Deanestor’s own fitting team with removable panels for easy access to services. Laboratory furniture was also manufactured as part of Deanestor’s contract.

very pleased with the finish and the flexibility of the ceiling system for the hospital. Ceilings are always the largest part of the visible building internally and the success of any ceiling is when it becomes the simple backdrop to the internal spaces.”

0800 3890314 danfloor – committed to sustainable design

danfloor take pride in sourcing the most sustainable and forward-thinking suppliers, which is why their Evolution and Economix Collections are made from the Innovative ECONYL® ECONYL®

as old carpets and fishing nets from the oceans and turning it into virgin quality nylon. Its regenerated

nylon offers endless possibilities and can be fully recycled. Creating carpet collections using the ECONYL®

0330 014 3132 Polyflor makes healthy addition to expansion

Polyflor’s Expona Commercial and Polysafe Arena flooring ranges were selected for the expansion of InHealth’s community endoscopy service in Oxfordshire with the opening of an additional state-of-the-art Community Health Clinic in

Bicester. Expona Commercial in Blue Recycled Wood was used for the staffroom and kitchen area, with the shade Painted Cement across the reception and entrance. Arena PUR in the shade Linen was fitted in the corridors, toilets and laboratory areas and is a high specification, decorative safety flooring range combining the assurance of sustainable slip resistance with high durability for years of performance.

0161 767 1111 regenerated nylon yarn doesn’t

mean you have to compromise on performance as this fibre delivers exceptional performance, ideal for the health and social care sector.

regenerated nylon yarn. is made by recovering nylon waste such



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