A complete Gradus wall protection package has been installed at the 3Ts development (Trauma, Teaching and Tertiary care) for the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
The three-stage project involves the replacement of the buildings to the front half of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. In their place will be two new clinical buildings and a service and logistics yard. Gradus SureProtect Endure wall cladding in Chalk has been installed in circulation corridors and equipment bays, to help reduce the need to repair and re-paint wall surfaces, as well as minimise long-term maintenance requirements, and optimise the appearance retention of the building interior. Gradus says this wall cladding is commonly specified in environments exposed to high levels of pedestrian traffic such as corridors and circulation areas, canteens, classrooms, and waiting areas. It added: “It is the ideal solution for healthcare environments, as its easy-to-clean surface makes it perfect for areas that require both a hard-wearing and a hygienic solution.”
Timber handrails were installed in the stairway and corridors in Oak. Gradus explained: Gradus Timber handrails are designed to offer pedestrian guidance and support while providing a comfortable, safe grip that is not cold to the touch. The Oak handrails are produced from verified, legal, and sustainable sources in line with Approved Document M, BS8300:2009, and HBN00-04 guidelines, helping the Royal Sussex County Hospital meet its duties under the Disability Discrimination Act.”
In addition, SureProtect Endure Wall and corner guards in colour Chalk were also used to protect various areas within the hospital against damage from wheeled equipment. “We are really proud to have worked on such a major redevelopment within the healthcare sector, alongside a leading healthcare contractor,” said Dan Healy, Project manager at Gradus. “The products we installed will ensure the longevity of the new Trauma, Teaching and Tertiary Care facility at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.”