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Salford Royal Renovation – Update from BCS

Posted by Stephen Waddicor on 17 March 2014

Our involvement with the large-scale renovation work being carried out at Salford Royal continues with the further installation of a number of specially-designed doors and doorsets. Working closely with contractors City Build and RIBA-chartered Day Architectural Design, a highly-regarded and -experienced architectural practice, Bespoke Complete Services have created and adapted several protection strategy solutions for doors in all areas of the large hospital; with a focus on prolonging service-life and thus making substantial savings in repair and replacement work, these doorsets are guaranteed to function to their optimal level for many years to come, easily withstanding and absorbing the regular wear and tear they will be subject to in the busy environment.

Salford Royal stands on the site of the former Hope Hospital, where a medical facility has stood since the year 1882. Rated ‘excellent’ by the Healthcare Commission, one of only 19 hospitals in the country to receive this superlative rating, Salford Royal successfully serves thousands of patients and provides many jobs; the hospital houses a range of world-class research facilities including the state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner.

As they are located in such a busy, populous environment, the hospital’s doors are naturally subject to an extremely high frequency of use. Added to this are the many impacts the doors must withstand such as from trolleys, wheelchairs and sundry medical equipment. Poor-quality doors quickly begin to show signs of this wear and tear, requiring costly and regular maintenance and repair; the doors created and provided by Bespoke Complete Services make use of a range of techniques to ensure they are strong enough to withstand these constant attacks.

Here you can see images of some of the doors already installed. The doors are faced with Formica Calcium New Laminate and feature exposed solid lip on each of their edges. In one image, you can see how we have created a steel corner section routed into the edge of the frame to provide a fully-flush finish; this doorset offers unmatched edge protection from impact and is a design exclusive to Bespoke Complete Services. To further increase the strength and thus life-expectancy of this doorset, high-impact PVC with a thickness of 2mm has been applied to the lower half of the door leaf.

Another image shows a doorset featuring a glazed vision panel. Such panels are commonly secured using ‘hockey-stick’ beading though these inferior beads are unsuitable to high-frequency environments due to their tendency to become separated due to their protrusion. Developed and optimised by Bespoke Complete Services, our glazing beads are designed to fit flush with the surface of the door, meaning that they can never become separated.

The work at Salford Royal is ongoing; please check back soon for more updates or subscribe to our regular newsletter to make sure you always stay up-to-date with Bespoke Complete Services. For more information, please contact the team on 01254 777142 or email


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