David Bailey wins contract for new cancer care unit at Guy’s Hospital


£330,000 deal will enhance environment in 14-storey specialist cancer centre

David Bailey Furniture Systems has been awarded the contract for the refurbishment of a new, state-of-the-art cancer care unit at Guy’s Hospital in London.

The new medical centre will be a hub for South East London, providing specialist cancer services, training, development and research.

Patients and the local community were encouraged to take an active role in the design of the building, taking each aspect into consideration, from the way that care is organised to supporting world-class research into new treatments.

Working alongside contractor, Laing O’Rourke, David Bailey Furniture Systems will manufacture and install fitted hospital furniture from its Healthline range to the value of £330,000. The work is due to start in June 2015, with a completion date of March 2016. The cancer treatment centre will then open to the public in autumn 2016.

Ryan Giles at Laing O'Rourke Construction said: “The Kings Health Partners Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital Project involves the demolition of two existing two-storey buildings to make way for a 14-storey cancer treatment centre. The levels of the building are split up into villages which cover the main stages of cancer treatment. There is the Welcome Village, Radiotherapy Village, One Stop Village, the Chemotherapy Village, and Private Patients Unit. The purpose of the building is to provide an all-round cancer treatment facility which will allow the hospital to bring together a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians in one place, as well as provide an exceptional patient experience and access to care.”

He added: “David Bailey Furniture Systems has been awarded the main group one and two FF&E package. This package was won at a competitive tender process. David Bailey dedicated a lot of time and resource into pricing the project, but more importantly understanding the client and scope of works to be undertaken.”

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Trevor Gillman, managing director of David Bailey Furniture Systems, added: “We have been manufacturing furniture specifically for the healthcare industry for 33 years now and we pride ourselves on the service we provide and the quality of our fitted storage solutions. We are very excited to be part of such a ground-breaking project for cancer treatment in our capital city.”