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Kingsway Mental Hospital, Derbyshire

Kingsway Mental Hospital, Derbyshire

Architect: Gilling Dod
Type of works: supply and installation of Leaderflush Shapland's Extended Performance and Designer doorsets.

Mental health patients have moved from the Victorian Hospital in Derby into a new £34m PFI development at Kingsway Hospital; a modern complex where they will have access to shops and cafes, a chapel and faith centre, a patients' bank and outdoor recreation areas. With a wealth of experience within the healthcare sector, performance doorsets from Leaderflush Shapland were the natural choice.

570 performance doorsets from Leaderflush Shapland’s Designer and Extended Performance ranges were supplied, each doorset designed and chosen to fulfil a specific purpose within each unit.

Leaderflush Shapland is uniquely able to provide complete doorset solutions, meeting all the necessary performance characteristics including fire resistance, sound reduction, antimicrobial protection and reduced ligature.

To meet anti-ligature requirements and to ensure that the doorset, including architectural hardware, performs to meet exacting performance criteria Leaderflush Shapland’s team of architectural ironmongers worked with architects, Gilling Dod, and cylinder and access control specialists, Access 2, to produce a reduced ligature, battery operated access control system as well as a standard lever handle version of the system.

In addition to meeting performance criteria for up to 60 minutes fire resistance, doorsets from the Castle AV2 Extended Performance range were chosen to provide increased resistance to physical attack. Further more, to assist patients in way finding and to differentiate between patient and non-patient areas, Gilling Dod chose a variety of door finishes and colours.

New hospitals, diagnostic treatment centres, special psychiatric units and primary care facilities, including ‘Lift’ schemes throughout the UK have all benefited from Leaderflush Shapland’s unrivalled expertise in the sector. Other recent projects include the Manchester Joint Hospitals, Moorfields International Eye Hospital and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

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