Sid Watkins Building

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Key facts & Challenges

The Walton Centre NHS Trust embarked on a major expansion programme to deliver a new three-storey building: Sid Watkins Building. The new building houses an expanded 30 bed specialised rehabilitation centre, outpatient department, UK-leading pain management programme, education and training department, corporate offices and relatives overnight stay accommodation. The design brief was to focus on making the patient feel like they have entered a luxury hotel rather than a hospital, but as a healthcare facility the partitions need to meet extraordinary acoustic, fire, impact and hygiene demands.

Installation phase

Identifying specialised best-in-class solutions was key to the success of this bid. Having worked closely with our technical team on two previous healthcare builds - Leighton Hospital, Crewe and The Christie Hospital, Manchester - Interserve were able to demonstrate key examples of product innovation and installation efficiencies. By using GTEC LaDura the need for using plywood pattresses was removed from the partitions, which in turn sped up the time taken to install, delivering the build 6 weeks ahead of schedule.

LaDura at Sid Watkins Building. Healthcare case study.

LaDura at Sid Watkins Building. Healthcare case study.


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