Aintree University Hospital is a National Health Service hospital in Fazakerley, Merseyside, comprising of one single site hospital serving the residents of North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby. Aintree University Hospital is a large teaching hospital providing Accident & Emergency services and the staff work hard to provide high-quality care for their patients, so it was important that the hospital buildings supported this.
In late 2019, work started on a £15m project to transform the main entrance and tower block of Aintree Hospital, which included replacing the façade to breathe new life into the fabric of the hospital, giving it a modern, efficient and contemporary look to the outside. But the planned renovation didn’t stop there as Aintree Hospital also wanted to upgrade their corporate office. Dams answered the call, in partnership with dealer MS Storage, and together we assisted the Hospital in reaching their goal of becoming a model employer for wellness.
First and foremost, the hospital’s main goal was to create a worry-free move for employees as uncertainty can cause more stress during what was a very demanding time for hospitals having to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. They also weighed up furniture options taking into account budgets, timelines, and the style of the furniture and Dams offered a workstation, storage and seating options to meet the demands of a busy office after listening to the needs of the customer and employees.
The Maestro 25 desking range with double upright cantilever leg frame structure was the perfect choice with a stylish under frame and when combined with a 25mm melamine desktop ensures the strength and stability needed in commercial office furniture. The choice of matching storage in the same beech finish to complement the desks was also a factor, together with the Jota operator chair with high density seat and back foam for maximum user comfort, offering the ideal configuration for any hard-working professional, eliminating aches and pains associated with improper support.
The project was designated as “essential” and proceeded with a wide range of adaptations to meet social distancing requirements and safe operating protocols to protect all those involved with it.