Major furniture contract for UCLH cancer facility
David Bailey Furniture Systems (DBFS), has been selected by Bouygues UK to provide healthcare furniture for the new University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) Proton Beam Therapy facility, currently under construction on the site of the hospital’s former Rosenheim Wing, and expected to treat its first PBT patients during 2021.
The 11-storry building, which Bouygues UK is constructing, will incorporate five floors below ground, two dedicated to proton beam therapy, and six above. It will also house Europe’s largest blood disorder treatment centre and a short stay surgical service, due to open this autumn.
David Bailey’s contract covers the supply and installation of some 5,000 items of DBFS Healthcare Collection furniture manufactured at the DBFS facility in Broadstairs, together with the installation of approximately 4,500 items of assisted furniture and equipment provided by the UCLH. The healthcare furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) package will include clinical furniture including, floor and wall units, worktops, shelving to clean / dirty utilities rooms, and treatment rooms. The contract also covers staff bases and reception desks manufactured to bespoke designs, and bespoke fitted bedroom furniture for both NHS and HCA wards containing over 90 bedrooms. Covering the supply and installation of fitted furniture across 10 floors, the contract is scheduled for completion by the summer.
DBFS managing director, Trevor Gillman, said, “I am delighted that DBFS has been chosen for this project by Bouygues UK, it is an endorsement of the long-term relationship between our companies, our healthcare specialisation and support of British manufacturing. It is highly rewarding to be involved in support of the Proton Beam Therapy installation, which will deliver advanced cancer treatment.”
DBFS has worked with Bouygues UK for over two years developing the furniture specification, with the fitted furniture built to meet HTM 63 guidance, and modular storage units meeting HTM 71 specifications. Manufacturing of the products started in November 2019.