wrap_images_healthcareThere are a number of important characteristics to consider for doorsets within the hospital environment. European Doorsets work closely with architects and Trust’s alike to offer a comprehensive range of services ensuring that the high performance requirements of the doorsets are met accordingly.

Doorsets within the Healthcare & Mental Health environment often call for a number of these high performance characteristics and European Doorsets are able to provide all aspects of these. Requirements can include maximum fire resistance to FD120, high acoustic ratings, and other design features such as privacy, post-formed PVC faced doorsets, lead-lined doorsets, door and frame leading edge acrovyn protection, and anti-ligature ironmongery & panic hardware.

Take a look below to see our most recently secured projects within Healthcare and Mental Health.

Rosie Maternity Hospital, Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge

Main Contractor: Farrans Construction

Architects: LSI Architects/Devereux Architects

Project Value: £30m

European Doorsets worked closely with main contractors Farrans to supply doorsets to the new Rosie Maternity Ward at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

Phase 1 of the project saw the construction of a new ward; an extension to the existing maternity hospital providing state-of-the-art facilities for mothers including birthing suites and an intensive care unit.

Phase 2 of the project involved the reconfiguration of the existing building to provide further state-of-the-art maternity facilities.

European Doorsets supplied over 350nr doorsets across the two phases in total comprising of paint-grade, laminate and oak veneered doors with primed frames. Screens, glass, hinges and architraves were also supplied along with privacy vision panels as a complete package.

Phase 2 was completed in November 2013 with Phase 1 completed the previous year in 2012.



Spencer House Specialist Care Home, Northampton

Contractor: R G Carter
Architect: P+HS Architects
Project Value: £5m

European Doorsets are pleased to be supplying the complete doorset and ironmongery package to a new build care home in Northampton.

Spencer House is a brand new 68 bed 3-storey luxury care home which will provide residential and respite care along with a specialist Dementia Unit. The new care home is aimed at providing state-of-the-art facilities for residents including a rehabilitation gym and cinema.

We will be supplying over 180nr doorsets in total in which most are to be laminate faced, with the exception of bedroom en-suite doors which are to be faced in Acrovyn PVC. Both laminate and acrovyn are durable and easy to keep clean, being ideal for use within the healthcare sector.

Side-screens and acoustic rated timber stand-alone screens up to 47dB will also be supplied complete with glass, whilst screens required to Seclusion Rooms will be fitted with a full length privacy observation panel. All bedroom entrance doorsets will be fitted with a Privacy Vision Panel.

All doorsets are being supplied complete with ironmongery including anti-ligature items where required.

Spencer House is due for completion October 2014.

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Tower Block, Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro

Main Contractors: Kier Construction
Architect: Lilly Lewarne Practice

As part of the hospitals’ review for Fire Strategy, internal Fire doorsets contained within the Tower Stairwell Block were recently replaced.

European Doorsets were selected by main contractors Kier Construction to supply over 80nr external doorsets and laminate faced doors with steamed beech edges & beads and primed frames. Due to the nature of the project, door edge protection was also supplied along with hinges, fire discs, architraves and over-panels as a complete package.


Aubyn Centre, CAMHS Unit, Colchester

Main Contractor: ISG Jackson
Architect: KLH Architects
Project Value: £9.6m

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Unit is a brand new building providing inpatient care for young people experiencing acute/severe mental, emotional and psychological problems.

It is currently the only Adolescent Intensive Care Unit in the South of England and provides care for up to 25 patients at one time. Facilities include education and learning classrooms, library, family therapy suites and outdoor recreational space.

European Doorsets worked closely with the main contractor ISG Jackson to supply ash veneer doorsets, many of which had a requirement for anti-ligature ironmongery, anti-ligature security screwed vision panels and anti-barricade hinges. Post-formed doorsets were also supplied for the bedroom ensuites which were suspended 150mm off the floor on a full length continuous hinge with one side curved.


Women’s Low Secure Unit, Clifton Park Hospital, York

Main Contractors: Mansell Balfour Beatty
Architects: Space Group
Project Value: £10m

European Doorsets have recently been successful in securing the doorset package for a new build Mental Health Unit at Clifton Park Hospital York by main contractors Balfour Beatty.

The new unit is an extension to the existing Hospital and will provide clinical and administrative accommodation for 26 female psychiatric patients and accommodation for staff.

European Doorsets are to supply crown-cut american white oak veneer faced doors with oak edges supplied with primed frames. Due to the nature of the project, there is also a requirement for anti-ligature ironmongery and anti-ligature privacy vision panels which European Doorsets are also supplying as a complete package.



Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre, Princess Elizabeth Hospital Guernsey

Contractor: Harbour View Construction
Project Value: £17m
Architect: IBI Nightingale

European Doorsets were delighted to secure the complete doorset and ironmongery package to a brand new Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre on the island of Guernsey.

Almost 300 doorsets are to be supplied in total comprising of laminate faced doors and 6 panelled paint-grade doors with primed frames from our Fortis range of doorsets, as well as acrovyn PVC post-formed doorsets from our Hygienaclad range of doorsets. The acrovyn PVC post-formed doors are to be supplied with acrovyn PVC wrapped split frames complete with matching integral architraves.

A number of glazed stand-alone timber screens, privacy vision panels, and between glass blind integral units are also to be supplied along with all ironmongery requirements as a complete package.

The new development will see the consolidation of mental health services on the island brought to one location, and shall provide full in- and out-patient care within state-of-the-art healthcare facilities.

The project is due for overall completion early 2015.



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