Notts manufacturer lands £1.5m hospital fit-out contract

3Ts Brighton main entrance - copyright BDP
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Main contractor Laing O’Rourke has awarded the £1.5m furniture and fit-out contract for the first phase of the £485m redevelopment of Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to Mansfield-based Deanestor.

Deanestor will manufacture around 17,000 items of furniture for the project and will be fitting out 2,000 rooms across the new 11-storey building.

Deanestor has a longstanding relationship with Laing O’Rourke and architects BDP, and this latest contract follows the completion of fitout projects at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool, The Grange University Hospital in Wales, Dumfries and Galloway Hospital in Scotland, and furniture provided for a number of Nightingale hospitals in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Will Tonkinson, managing director of Deanestor, said: “We are delighted to be working once again with Laing O’Rourke and BDP, and on our 18th project for Laing O’Rourke. 3Ts is a major redevelopment project, which will modernise Royal Sussex County Hospital and provide state-of-the-art accommodation to improve the patient experience and support the Trust’s roles as a district general hospital, a specialist tertiary centre, a teaching hub, and a major trauma centre.”

The Deanestor team will be fitting over 10,000 individual products procured by the Trust such as rack storage systems, dispensers, clocks, noticeboards, benching, and white goods.

Stainless steel furniture will also be provided for the catering areas on each floor as part of this contract, which is due for completion in Summer 2022.