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£1m fit-out contract won

Posted onPosted on 15th Aug

Mansfield-based Deanestor has been awarded a £1m contract by Integrated Health Projects to provide bespoke fitted furniture and fitout services for a £60m mental health facility on the Maudsley Hospital campus in London.

 Due to open in 2023 and designed by IBI Group, the purpose-built New Douglas Bennett House will house acute adult inpatient services in eight wards, including four specialist wards and a psychiatric intensive care unit.

Deanestor managing director William Tonkinson said: “We are seeing an increase in enquiries for mental health projects and have considerable experience in this specialist area, particularly in compliance, specification detailing for these types of facilities, and in developing robust technical solutions whilst creating a welcoming and comfortable patient environment.

“We are pleased to be working with Vinci and Sir Robert McAlpine again and are looking forward to contributing to this project which is helping to modernise mental healthcare in London.”

Deanestor will be manufacturing bespoke furniture for 132 patient bedrooms, including wardrobes, desks, shelves, and bedside cabinets. This furniture is designed to be robust and heavy duty, and is machined and pre-assembled in Deanestor’s Mansfield factory for a strong finish.

Around 3,000 items of furniture and fittings will be installed by Deanestor, such as curtain tracks, window blinds, and stainless-steel dispensers and soap dishes in the ensuite bathrooms.

Deanestor is also manufacturing and installing 10 stainless steel kitchens, and furniture for utilities and ancillary facilities for staff such as offices and lounge spaces.

As part of the design development process and Deanestor’s early engagement in the project, two sample rooms were developed and fitted out for the assessment of the furniture specification and patient environment by the tTrust.

Spread over 10,000m², the New Douglas Bennett House will allow South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to centralise its mental health services in one location.

Originally established in 1948 to manufacture hospital furniture and fittings for the newly established NHS, Deanestor has the resources and expertise to manage 5,000-room hospital projects. It offers bespoke design services to meet the requirements of major healthcare schemes and is responsible for installation to provide a seamless approach and a single point of contact for contractors, NHS trusts and other construction clients.