Neaco have supplied a major balustrades specification at Bradford Royal Infirmary’s new multi-million pound hospital wing.
The £28 million wing was designed by Bowman Riley as part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s £75 million investment on improving patient care in its hospitals over the next five years. Stairwells, ramps, bridges and void areas feature Neaco’s Spectrum powder coated aluminium balustrade with a variety of infills appropriate to their location, including vertical rails, midrails, glass and perforated mesh.
Partner contractor BAM Construct built the wing housing two new modern spacious wards to accommodate Paediatric Services which will transform children’s services and future-proof against the known population increase for this age group. The development also includes a new elderly care ward and a state-of-the-art intensive care unit with increased single room provision.
The wards are linked across the front with an atrium entrance, improving access to all wards and departments to the rear of the BRI site. The main entrance at the front of the BRI has undergone a major overhaul with a new reception area which houses a new Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and Bereavement Centre. The refurbished entrance also provides new shops, a coffee bar and a restaurant.
Neaco’s Spectrum range of handrails, balustrade, balconies and structural glass offers a comprehensive choice of modular components with the versatility to suit virtually any design requirement. Available in powder coated aluminium or stainless steel – or a combination of both – Spectrum is characterized by smooth, clean lines offering a high architectural aesthetic which is extremely durable and maintenance-free. Modular assembly is achieved with internal fixtures and provides low-energy, eco-friendly construction requiring no welding or hot works. Aluminium Spectrum is available in a wide variety of solid and metallic finishes whilst stainless steel components are hand finished and satin polished. Spectrum Timberline wood-effect handrails feature a powder coated reproduction of natural oak grain, providing the aesthetic virtues of timber without the environmental, hygiene and maintenance concerns associated with it.