Fit-out firm lands £1.5m hospital contract

Mansfield-based Deanestor, the healthcare fit-out specialist, has won a £1.5m contract for Laing O’Rourke for the manufacture of bespoke furniture and fit out of the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool, the city’s first specialist cancer hospital.

The contract is Deanestor’s 16th project for Laing O’Rourke.

The hospital’s accelerated completion has provided protected facilities in Liverpool for people with cancer in the current pandemic and will release capacity at other hospitals in the North West.

Deanestor manufactured and installed over 3,700 bespoke items of furniture, including full height patient bay partitions, base and wall cabinets, wardrobes, worktops, staff kitchens and reception desks to each floor. Its team also procured and installed over 5,000 other items for the new hospital – from mirrors and grabrails to lockers – fitting out around 800 rooms.

Abdul Moked, senior architect at BDP, said: “Deanestor’s workmanship on this project was second to none and is there for all to see. Despite working to a tight budget, there has been no compromise on the quality of furniture manufacture and this standard was maintained in the fit out on site. The quality of fitting out is so important in a healthcare environment and contributes to effective infection control and reduced maintenance.”

Tim Holliday, director of the Trust’s project manager, CCL Solutions, said: “The fit out looks fantastic. We have worked with Deanestor on a number of NHS projects since 2003. Their team has huge experience in hospital furniture and fit out and has consistently performed well on these complex projects.

“At Clatterbridge, Deanestor had good project management in place and was also able to source specialist items for the Trust to overcome supply issues. Fixtures and fittings procured by the Trust were delivered direct to the Deanestor factory in Mansfield to simplify logistics ahead of fitting out. This was a key benefit given the hospital’s city centre location and the need to reduce deliveries to site.”