North Devon Hospital - SureSet

Background

A £2.2m state of the art chemotherapy unit is nearing completion in Barnstaple.

The unit, at North Devon District Hospital was funded by the charity Over and Above who fundraise for ‘over and above’ what the NHS is able to provide.

Now named the Seamoor Unit, following a public appeal for suggestions for a name reflecting the North Devon landscape; the unit has its own drop-off point, reception and waiting area, consulting rooms and four treatment rooms - two open plan and two en-suite.

Solution

In January 2014, the Barnstaple branch of the Morgan Sindall Group, were awarded the building and external landscaping contract for the new unit.

Impressive environmental considerations were included within this project, which includes under-floor heating, solar panels and a grass roof; helping insulate the building, improving air quality, reducing surface water run-off and creating a mini-habitat for wildlife.

The architect David Wilson Partnership contacted SureSet, Guild of Master Craftsmen members, in September 2014 with regard to specifying our permeable paving for the landscape the area surrounding the unit. The design of the outside area creates a practical, pleasant space for patients and their visitors to use.

Result

In March 2015, battling with four days stop and start due to intermittent rain, our Installation Team completed a 132m² area consisting of pathways and hard landscaping. SureSet in Barley Beach and Gunmetal Grey creates a curved pathway and, in other areas, perfectly complements planted areas and feature brick paths.

Specifying SureSet permeable paving will support hopes of the hospital getting a BREEAM excellence award. 

Technical

  • 58m²  3mm Gun Metal Grey, Spectrum® recycled glass range
  • 74m²  3mm Barley Beach, Natural Aggregate range
  • 53 linear metres      Flexible aluminium edging
  • 8 batches 3mm Garside Base Mix to regulate

 SureSet North Devon Hospital