Client: St Martin's Hospital
Type of works: GEC Anderson supplied worktops, sinks and cabinets
Efficient utilisation of space, durability, health and safety requirements and exacting hygiene standards were the challenges for a ward refurbishment at St Martins Hospital in Bath. GEC Andersons Decimetric range of worktops, sinks and cabinets was chosen to ensure the kitchen refurbishment met all the criteria.
The original kitchen included laminate wood surfaces and units that had served a relatively short life span but were showing the signs of deterioration, typical of a heavily used area.
Robin Stedman from St Martins explains the decision to go with GEC Anderson:
There were two main reasons really, the most important of which was GECs ability to adapt the kitchen area to meet our exact requirements and to utilise all of the space efficiently.
The second was that GEC Anderson were able to supply wall cupboards with a sloping top. For health and safety reasons we dont want staff storing items on top of the wall units, he added.
As with all GEC Anderson products, the components making up the kitchen area were made of high grade stainless steel that confirms to EN 1.4301 standard.
And as with any kitchen area, hygiene is of the utmost importance, especially in a hospital ward. Unlike other surfaces, stainless steel doesnt absorb liquids, rust or deform over any period of time.
Robin continued: We have been very pleased with the products and the company. The hospital staff have commented how easy the kitchen is to clean and with the utilised space there is plenty of storage for everyone."
GEC Anderson pioneered the development of stainless steel made-to-measure units, becoming the UKs leading developer of stainless steel solutions for public sector, commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic interiors.
The companys comprehensive and versatile product range combines dependable functionality; safety, strength, hygiene and low maintenance and includes made-to-measure sinks and worktops, cabinets and shelving, sanitary appliances, and specialist equipment for industry, such as cleaners' sinks, sluices and plaster-room apparatus.
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