Bespoke products help create an ambience at £212m hospital

MORE than 5,000 items of specialist furniture were manufactured and installed by Deanestor in a £1.4 million contract for the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Built by Laing O’Rourke and designed by Ryder Architecture with NBBJ, the £212 million hospital provides a range of acute facilities for patients.

Deanestor manufactured more than 300 bespoke bedheads, which were finished in a natural oak laminate. The bedhead units were designed for the requirements and layout of each individual room with over 40 variations and were installed by Deanestor’s fitting team with removable panels. Floor-based fixed furniture was also provided by Deanestor – shelving, cupboards, worktops and cabinets across the hospital campus.

Stephen Howie, design manager for NHS Dumfries and Galloway said, “We are more than satisfied with the products that Deanestor has manufactured for our new acute hospital. The bedhead IPS panel units have helped to create an ambience within the patient bedrooms and have contributed to reducing the clinical feel of these rooms. The quality and robustness of benching and cabinetry stands out and gives confidence that we will have many years of problem-free usage with the products.”

William Tonkinson, MD of Deanestor added, “This project went very well from our perspective. We had highly organised logistics for efficient deliveries to site, and our project management team required little intervention from the contractor. We are pleased to be working on our next major healthcare project with Laing O’Rourke.”

Lab furniture was manufactured as part of Deanestor’s contract for areas including chromatography, blood transfusion, histopathology and microbiology. The Trespa benching was supported by powder coated white steel frames with adjustable feet.