Cardigan Integrated Care Centre is a brand new healthcare centre in West Wales, housing a GP practice, dental service and pharmacy. In addition, it also boasts a minor injuries walk-in unit, mental health services, motor neurone clinics, plus much more.
The aim of the £24m development was to provide safe, sustainable, integrated care for local residents. The anticipated high footfall meant durable and hardwearing solutions were required in all consultation rooms and washroom areas.
Hygiene and infection control were of paramount importance, so we worked closely with Accredited Installers, Shire Integrated Systems, to ensure fit for purpose healthcare solutions were selected.
Vepps Boxed-Out Units were specified for all the consultation rooms and offered speedy installation, while maintaining the integrity of rear fire walls and acoustic rated walls. The Solid Grade Laminate (SGL) box sides in ‘Shadow’ were rebated into strong extruded aluminium frames that provide flush, easy to clean surfaces.
Meanwhile, Vepps Wall System panelling was specified for the toilet areas, which meant the WCs, flushes, basins and taps were pre-plumbed and thoroughly tested before being delivered to the Centre for installation.
The hinged access panels across the Vepps Healthcare range conceal duct space, while discreet and tamper proof panel locks offer maximum security for staff and patients. Unique 90° linear-bearing hinged panels make ongoing maintenance work easier than plain panel alternatives, removing the need to manually remove panels when accessing duct space.
Each unit was pre-plumbed and tested at the Venesta factory, reducing installation time by 50% and giving the end user added peace of mind. What’s more, all products in the range are WRAS listed and HBN 00-10 compliant.
‘Duck Egg’ and ‘Hydrangea’ laminate was selected for the High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Boxed-Out Unit panels. Our Vepps Wall System in ‘Weathered Grey’ and ‘Porcelain’ was specified in water resistant SGL, so that necessary cleaning regimes would be possible.
We’re thrilled to hear of the Centre’s success since opening its doors and that it’s been hailed as an ‘ambitious step forward’ in healthcare in the local area.
Our Vepps Healthcare systems are precision engineered and pre-assembled for faster installation. Robust and hardwearing, Vepps delivers easier ongoing maintenance, higher hygiene standards, and a wide range of sanitaryware options.Find out more
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