Britplas has completed the manufacture and installation of a set of externally sliding Safevent Access windows to a new Covid Assessment Ward for mental health patients at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant.
Mark Blake, Senior Projects Officer at Cwm Taf University Health Board, described his latest experience of working with the Britplas team:
As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB (CTUHB) were required to provide a Covid Assessment Ward to assess and care for higher risk mental health patients with Covid19 symptoms. To ensure there were enough beds in place to cover potential early demand the conversion of an existing office space into a compliant mental health unit had to be started immediately with a targeted 4 week turnaround.
From the outset new specialist windows were identified as having a typical 8 to 10 week lead-in – too long in keeping with the 4 week turnaround. To that end I contacted Britplas to ask if, as a Covid project, the lead-in could be reduced. The answer was not only yes but within the 4 week turnaround!
Within days all measurements had been taken and the windows were being manufactured. Installation of the Britplas windows took part after three weeks of the project starting and was completed to a very high standard within 6 days as per the agreed programme.
I worked closely with Britplas on several mental health projects going back over 12 years and have always known them to be thoroughly professional from initial project discussion through to the final product installation.