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The Future of Medicine – Salford Royal

Posted by Stephen Waddicor on 13 February 2014

Bespoke Complete Services are currently involved with a large-scale renovation project at Salford Royal hospital. Working closely with a professional architectural practice and building company, we are providing several protection strategies for the doors and doorsets of the important building, providing extended service life and cost-effectiveness.

Salford Royal, formerly known as Hope Hospital, is a teaching hospital that is managed by the NHS Foundation Trust and has strong links with the Universities of both Manchester and Salford. The site has hosted a hospital since 1882 and is one of just 19 hospitals to be rated as ‘excellent’ in its use of resources and service quality out of the 394 inspected by the Healthcare Commission. As well as caring for thousands of patients, the hospital also boasts a number of leading research facilities including the 3T MRI scanner and one of the biggest clinical dermatology centres in the UK.

Bespoke Complete Services have worked with Day Architectural design, a RIBA chartered architectural practice whose directors have more than 100 years of combined experience, to develop a number of protection strategy options for the many doors in Salford Royal. Manchester-based building contractors City Build are also involved with the project.

Hospital doors are subject to extremely frequent usage and can suffer particular wear from the impacts of hospital trolleys, wheelchairs and other equipment. To help negate these damaging effects, we are installing aluminium edge guards on pairs of doors that will absorb the regular impacts and prevent the need for costly, regular repairs.

Commonly, hockey stick beading is used to secure vision panels in doors; the problem with these beads is that they are protruding and can be torn away in areas of heavy traffic, particularly where beds are constantly being moved. Bespoke Complete Services have developed a glazing bead which finishes flush with the door’s surface, completely eliminating the risk of vision panels dislodging from their secure positions. Door frames are also being offered protection by square steel sections on the edge at a similar level, further prolonging the life of the doors and doorsets.

As this work continues, further renovation is in the planning stages. Other parts of the hospital will be receiving similar renovation to their doors and we will also be supplying fully post-formed PVC doorsets to the hospital’s state-of-the-art operating theatres later in the year. We look forward to continuing this project and will continue to share updates.

For more information on the range of protection strategies offered by Bespoke Complete Services, please contact our team on 01254 777142 or email To make sure you never miss out on the latest news and information from us, please subscribe to our regular newsletter.


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