The multi-million pound contract awarded to offsite construction specialists, Premier Modular, to provide bespoke modular buildings for COVID-19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK.
During the pandemic a health and housing scheme in Nottingham is, its proponents say, ‘showing the value of partnership work’ in helping residents find good quality housing that helps them stay healthy, and reduces unnecessary time in hospital.
A British technology start-up focused on helping the elderly live more independently in their own home has received financial backing from the Government.
NHS Property Services has announced that over the next three years it will deliver over 100 key ‘transformational’ projects that will ‘make essential improvements to the healthcare estate for the benefit of patients, and healthcare professionals'.
A webinar being held at 2 pm on Monday 26th October, 2020 will see Trevor Santer, Intastop’s National Sales Manager, highlight some of the research and collaboration that has seen the company develop its SECURA ‘Protecting People’ range.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that 40 hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion, while the proponents of further eight schemes have been invited to bid for future funding.
A new initiative aims to get manufacturers in the construction industry to take ownership of their product information, with a series of articles being produced and manufacturers being encouraged to join a discussion group to share their views.
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched an updated version of its design quality evaluation tool, the Design Quality Indicator for Health 2 (DQIfH2).
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust have chosen the latest iteration of Britplas’ Safevent window for the new buildings at St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey as part of a significant redevelopment project at the site.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has taken ownership of the keys for Rowan View, its new ‘state-of-the art' medium secure unit on the Maghull Health Park on Merseyside.
Claire Ryan, an Estates officer at mental health / disability services provider, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has become the first female winner of a regional award which recognises her commitment to the study of construction.
With the 2020 Design in Mental Health Conference, Exhibition and Dinner postponed to November due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Design in Mental Health Network held a Digital Week from 8-12 June, comprising webinars presented by key sector experts.
A new Eating Disorders Unit in Poole providing specialist eating disorders care to the population of Dorset and the South West of England has gained planning consent.
With the safety of service-users in mental health inpatient units critical, and often affected by the products selected for the built environment, coupled with what it perceives as a lack, to date, of clear guidance on product selection, ‘or the ability to assess multiple options to improve such spaces’, the Design in Mental Health Network (DiMHN) has ‘partnered’ with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to launch a new guidance document, Informed Choices: Testing Guidance for Products in Mental Health Facilities.
Leading secure window provider for medical establishments, Crittall-Fendor, says it worked closely with the architects throughout the design phase of Cygnet Healthcare’s Cygnet Hospital Maidstone, supplying both its CleanVent and AlphaLine sliding windows for the £13.5 m facility. The low-level secure and rehabilitation unit, comprising four wards for up to 65 male and female patients, was designed by designed by Tangram Architects, a London-based practice specialising in facilities for medical and police services.