West Cumberland Hospital
The £105 million redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital was delivered using multiple cutting edge technologies. The architects Gilling Dod used Autodesk Revit BIM software to produce a virtual model of this 27,500 square metre scheme, enabling client and ontractor to visualise in 3D the effects of each and every descision during the design and construction process. The main contractor Laing O'Rouke used their pioneering DfMA system of off-site manufacture to produce the concrete structural elements reducing on-site time, labour and environmental impact.
Decor 750 cubicle tracks were installed to wards and indiviual patient rooms to provide privacy. The robust track profile, metal brackets and smooth running roller gliders combine to make the decor 750 an excellent choice for intensively used healthcare environments. The tracks also featured biosafe powdercoating to help fight infection.
Window privacy and shading was provided with Decor 150 vertical blinds with mono wand operation. Wand operation avoids the need for dangerous looped operating cords and chains found in traditional vertical blind systems, by having a simple rigid wand which is both wipe-clean and child safe.