Wall protection ‘future-proofs’ PBT centre

Gradus has supplied and installed a range of bespoke wall protection solutions at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust’s new £125 m Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Centre in Manchester – providing it with ‘invisible protection to future-proof it against everyday damage for years to come’.

The products were supplied as part of Gradus’s supply-and-fit service, which sees it work with its customers to design, manufacture, and install, ‘the best possible solution for their needs’. In cooperation with The Christie and the main building contractor, Gradus supplied and installed its SureProtect Pure hygienic wall cladding – which is specially designed to create an impermeable barrier to moisture and bacteria, and has a smooth, easy-to-clean surface – in White and Iceberg shades. 

Other Gradus wall protection products installed in the five-storey building included full-height 90˚ Corner Guards to protect vulnerable corners; 200 mm Wall Guards to protect the walls, and Bed Head Protectors behind the beds to protect medical equipment used to support patients. All were supplied in Alum or Chalk colours to ‘blend into the background’, and complement the facility’s overall design.

In areas set for use by potentially vulnerable patients, Gradus installed its Combination Rails – handrails which combine with wall guard elements to offer both support and protection. The handrails were supplied in a Shale colour to offer a 30-point LRV difference from the wall, ensuring suitable contrast for support and direction.