The Great Ormond Street Hospital campus is characterised by being a heavily developed, confined, city centre site. The scope of Phase 2B provides new clinical accommodation, isolation suites, theatre suite and an imaging suite at the heart of the hospital campus.
Due to the nature of this being a children’s hospital, the Sentinel doorset which incorporates a finger protection system was used throughout Great Ormond Street Hospital, a product supplied previously by Leaderflush Shapland and now owned by Integrated Doorsets.
A major part of the project included safety planning such as fire risk and the unique challenge of an environment where many children are present, so that wherever young patients come into contact with doors, entrapment of fingers in the hanging edge of the door is prevented. Planning also had to incorporate the hygienic demands of the Health sector as well as security closures.
Designer range Sentinel doorsets faced in American White Oak were constructed with both 30 and 60 minute fire resistance. These were designed with screens incorporating Highline integral blind system and Pre-view vision panels in the doors for ultimate privacy. The wider project incorporated fire resistance up to 120 minutes, acoustic performance up to 40 RwdB and doors up to 2800mm high, using our recently launched stainless steel angled edge protection system.
In addition, Plasform doorsets were supplied in areas where hygiene was of more importance and primed doorsets were supplied for finishing on site, typically for riser doors that need to blend in with their surroundings. Many of the doors were supplied in bespoke frame profiles. Electro-magnetic closers were fitted to many of the doors for the protection and security of patients and health workers.
Integrated doorsets are delighted to have supported the delivery of this premier children’s medical centre providing timber performance doorsets fully in accordance with the contractors detailed programme, thereby ensuring the timely completion of the project at the end of 2017.
A major part of the project included safety planning such as fire risk and the unique challenge of an environment where many children are present.