West Hyde Action For Children
CLIENT: Hertfordshire County Council
ARCHITECT: Hertfordshire County Council
QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Hertfordshire County Council
CONTRACT PERIOD: 24 Weeks
At Borras, we’re committed to delivering works efficiently, whilst understanding the vision of our clients and partners. We hit the ground running with our site being set up in October 2018, embarking on a great journey and developing a very good relationship with staff. This resulted in the project being delivered to a high standard and on time, in March 2019.
The West Hyde Children’s Respite Centre is used to serve families in search of support and in need of daily help and care. Run alike any form of hospice, the centre offers local families a drop off service, where children will be allocated a bed and room with clean and monitored air conditioning. Fixed hoists are also installed to support movement and help patients out of beds and the bathrooms. The additional space has been created to aid the growing needs and demands required at the centre. We designed and built the new single storey extension to match the existing build.
The works involved breaking through from the existing building to form the new extension and traditional elements such as block and beam floor and brickwork. The build also included many bespoke features such as a flat, velux roof, rain sensors, a sprinkler system, mechanical and electrical upgrades including a new fire alarm system, heating and cooling additions, vinyl hospital grade flooring throughout, a medical kitchen with secured access and associated external landscaping. The rooms also accommodate rise and fall baths introduced by the centre, with sinks and changing benches. Two metre wide sliding patio doors were also installed for ease of access, with low level ramps through the building.
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