Designed by healthcare specialists, P+HS Architects, and built offsite by The McAvoy Group, the Ambulatory Care unit within the new wing at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington has had Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum floor coverings installed throughout, for its excellent durability and naturally bacteriostatic properties.
The 6,500m2 three-storey building was manufactured offsite by McAvoy using the latest offsite technology to minimise disruption to patient care and to reduce the build programme by half to less than 12 months. An extension from the main hospital, the project will be completed in three phases. The first phase of the development saw the completion of a dedicated facility for ambulatory care on the first floor, which will allow up to 150 patients to be treated on the same day across four specialisms – medicine, surgery, gynaecology and orthopaedics – without the need for hospital admissions.
Steve Hatcher, Associate at P+HS Architects, said: “As experts in healthcare projects, we have used Forbo’s Marmoleum for many schemes over the years and we are particularly interested in the product because of its naturally bacteriostatic properties and environmental credentials. Historically, linoleum is also very hardwearing so we knew that recommending Marmoleum would be the perfect choice for the Cramlington hospital extension.”
|The McAvoy Group
|Cramlington, Northumbria, UK.