There is optimism within the medical market place, with a total of 520 healthcare sector projects, worth circa £1bn, currently in the pipeline for 2014/15 with further expenditure expected from 2020 onwards, according to Whitehall’s Construction Pipeline.
As a market leader in wall protection systems for the NHS and a specialist in carpets for the healthcare sector, in addition to supplying barrier matting and flooring accessories, Gradus is ideally placed to help project managers create fit-for-purpose, safe and inclusive environments that are built to last.
Gradus can support projects from beginning to end, offering specification advice through to providing supply and fit services for products such as wall protection and barrier matting. Gradus can also help to ensure that the correct products are selected and installed, providing a balance between safety, hygiene, comfort and aesthetics to achieve inclusive and welcoming environments for patients, staff and families.
Gradus offers a wide range of proven contract interior products ideal for healthcare environments. Recent applications include installations at; Elmhurst Short Stay Service, where wall protection was supplied and fitted as part of a refurbishment project valued at over £1-million; the Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery (KIMS), a £95-million, seven-acre state-of-the-art hospital development; and The Queen’s Medical Centre Campus in Nottingham, where Gradus XT stair edgings were installed to improve safety by increasing the slip-resistance at the leading edge of the steps.
Gradus supplies on-going services to a number of healthcare groups, including Nuffield Health, where its carpets and wall protection systems have been installed. In addition, Gradus has experience in providing LED step lighting to establishments that provide teaching facilities and have lecture theatres such as The Christie Hospital in Manchester.
Lynette Bowden, Product Manager for Gradus, added: “We have a proven track record in successfully supplying tailored solutions and project management to the NHS and private healthcare environments. Thanks to our experience, we understand that products within the healthcare sector need to be fit for purpose, reduce maintenance costs and must help to provide a safe and inclusive environment.
“We realise that healthcare specifiers may be working across multiple projects at any one time, with a variety of suppliers and manufacturers, so aim to make the specification of our products as simple as possible.”
Gradus provides free consultation and practical recommendations for facilities, offering a single point of contact for a range of products, including wall protection, carpets, barrier matting and flooring accessories. For further information please speak to the experienced technical support team on 01625 428922, or visit www.gradusworld.com.