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DuPont™ Corian® Specified for Teenage Cancer Hospital Units

DuPont™ Corian® Specified for Teenage Cancer Hospital Units

Corian® and the Teenage Cancer Trust

DuPont™ Glacier White Corian® solid surface has been chosen for the furniture and vanities in two of the Teenage Cancer Trust units. The charity fund specialist units in NHS hospitals that improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer.

Reducing spread of infections

Benchmark Furniture Design & Build were the nominated fabricators for their experience in bespoke joinery and familiarity with the material. They say that ’˜Corian® tends to be favoured in the hospital environment for its non-porous surface, and therefore the potential reduction in the spread of hospital infections.'

NHS Clatterbridge in Ellsmere Port

Quote from the architects (AHMM) on the job:

’˜Benchmark were the nominated joinery subcontractor for the Teenage Cancer Trust refurbishment of an existing ward at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology working with Mellwood Construction, the main contractor, their status as a social enterprise was fitting with the Teenage Cancers Trust ethos. The scheme included a number of bespoke joinery pieces including four integrated bed head units which included a fold down parent bed, storage, nurses sink in Corian® and a medical services panel.

There was also a bespoke Corian® clad bench and computer desk within the main social area of the project. Their assistance in the design development of these items and their attention to detail has been invaluable towards the successful completion of the project. Benchmark's high standard of finish and attention to detail has made this a very successful project, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.'

Quote from the Teenage Cancer Trust

’˜Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) is a national charity which is dedicated to meeting the needs of the 13-24 year old age group suffering from cancer. The charities current priority is to increase the existing 15 TCT Units to around 35, throughout the UK. These units will ensure that every young person who is diagnosed with cancer is given the opportunity of being treated in an environment which meets their needs and to be treated by specialist teams who have experience of this age group.

In September 2009. TCT completed a new unit of Merseyside in collaboration with The Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Foundation Trust. This unit consists of 4 single bedrooms with en-suite shower/WC facilities and a recreational space which will allow young people to socialise and interact during their stay in hospital.

TCT are proud to have appointed Benchmark Furniture Design & Build as our furniture contractor on this project. They worked closely with the TCT architect to design, deliver and install all of the Corian® fixed furniture to the highest standards.

TCT is recognised nationally for delivering high quality and has a reputation for designing to finite detail. Benchmark Furniture Design & Build were integral to this project and helped us to deliver an outstanding unit and we very much look forward to working with them again in the future.'

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day.

To get involved or make a donation, visit Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales); SC039757 (Scotland)

Take a look at some more photos from the TCT units


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