GREAT STRANDS FOR WESTON HOUSE

30 August 2005

Gradus Fabrics have been fitted throughout Weston House, a new transitional care hotel at Great Ormond Street Hospital, providing a warm, homely feel for the patients, whilst still meeting NHS standards.

The new building, which consists of eight flats and 30 bedrooms, has been built to provide accommodation for children who are being treated as outpatients and it also provides a residence for families to stay with patients throughout their treatment period.

Gradus Fabric Strand was specified in Asparagus (a mid green shade), for all curtain requirements within the building, complementing the modern hotel-style design scheme, created to provide comfortable and relaxing surroundings for the patients. Strand is also constructed with 100% FR inherently flame retardant polyester to meet NHS standard performance requirements and making it an ideal choice for the healthcare environment.

Great Ormond Street specified Strand from Gradus Fabrics because of its combination of aesthetic and functional properties, which met the hospital’s budgetary requirements, as Dena Vadgama, Procurement Manager for the Weston House development comments:

“We received four quotes for our fabric requirements but decided on Gradus because it was the most appropriate solution for our needs. The wide variety of design and colour options offered by Gradus allowed us to select a fabric that perfectly complemented our interior design scheme, whilst still meeting all NHS standards and our budgetary requirements”

“Weston House has been developed to offer comfortable accommodation for patients and their families whilst receiving treatment from the hospital. The care hotel has been designed to detract from the clinical feel of a hospital and instead create a warm, homely environment for the patients, therefore it was important to carefully select all the interior finishes to ensure that this was achieved.”

Gradus offers extensive upholstery and soft furnishings fabric ranges to meet the diverse aesthetic and performance requirements needed by specifiers, contractors and the end user. In addition, Gradus also offers a comprehensive range of flooring accessories, barrier matting, wall protection and contract carpet collections, which can be used to further complement the Gradus Fabric solution.