Gradus ‘bespoke’ wall protection for Grange University Hospital
Contract interior specialist, Gradus, has designed and installed bespoke wall protection with a printed finish at the new £350 m Grange University Hospital in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran, in Wales.
Gradus says the ‘custom solution’, an example of its SureProtect Design wall cladding, ‘creates a positive healing environment, while protecting the building from damage and reducing long-term expenditure on maintenance, repair, and refurbishment’. Its wall protection products have been fitted throughout the hospital, which has 2,612 rooms and offers over 40 specialist services.
The SureProtect Design wall cladding – with ‘a stunning range of designs’ that are different on each floor – is the result of a supply and fit service that saw the Gradus dedicated contracts team carry the project from initial survey, through design and manufacture, to installation. SureProtect Design has an ‘easy-to-clean’ surface, with the design printed on the back of the clear textured sheet, which protects it, and ‘helps create a robust environment’.
Hannah Capel, Senior Programme manager at the Grange University Hospital, said: “The Gradus wall protection provides a hygienic solution, and the wonderful designs create a less institutional, more relaxing environment for our patients. Gradus worked very closely with us to realise the look we were after, and we are delighted with the finished design.”
Gradus also fitted other wall protection products, including SureProtect Endure wall cladding, to protect against impact and abrasion; high-impact corner guards at vulnerable corners; wall guards and strips, and bedhead protectors to protect vital medical equipment. All wall protection accessories were supplied in Granite to complement the hospital’s overall design, while handrails were installed in the corridors to help prevent falls.