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Safevent window chosen for P21+ NHS procurement framework

Britplas has been chosen as a preferred component supplier for the P21+ mental health scheme.

The ProCure21+ National Framework is a framework agreement with six Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs) and their supply chains, selected by OJEU tender process for capital investment construction schemes. Any NHS client or joint-venture may use the framework for a capital construction scheme without having to go through the OJEU process themselves.

Born from Government initiatives to save money whilst retaining high standards of care, the P21+ is an NHS procurement framework that achieves efficiencies through standardisation of components and room layouts.

Following a testing and selection process, the Britplas Safevent window has been installed at the P21+ 4 bed bay sample room at the Static System Group’s showroom, Staffordshire. This facility provides Trusts, stakeholders and healthcare professionals with the chance to experience the repeatable room benefits and see the Standard Components in use.  A booking system is in operation, accessed by emailing: p21ward@staticsystems.co.uk

There are currently over 180 active P21+ schemes, with total savings to the NHS on completed schemes estimated at £1.3m. The scheme’s Repeatable Rooms initiative, where products from each preferred component supplier make up many of the fixtures and fittings for each bed or ward room, has won the British Construction Industry Award 2015 for Product Design Innovation.

“We are delighted to have come through a testing selection process and be now be a supplier for the P21+ process. We look forward to working closely with the client (The Department of Health), their architects and the PSCP’S to help create a more stimulating environment for treatment and rehabilitation,” notes Neil Guest, Britplas’ UK Sales Manager.

“This is another example of the Britplas team’s drive and determination to be at the forefront of the UK’S leading initiatives involving innovation, collaborative working and cost efficiencies across a number of commercial sectors.”

Britplas appointed to new IPCU at Stratheden Hospital

Britplas have been chosen to provide the fenestration package for the brand new Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit (IPCU) at Stratheden Hospital.

The new building is designed to improve on the existing facilities by incorporating market leading technologies and advancements in mental health care. The inclusion of Britplas’ Safevent window, door solutions and curtain walling is reflective of NHS Fife’s commitment to improving the service user experience.

The £4.4m build designed by Oberlanders will encompass an 8 bed facility and communal areas. Brian Montgomery of NHS Fife stated “Replacing the existing unit is a key part of our strategy to improve mental health services in Fife and we, as an organisation, recognise the importance of providing modern, therapeutic environments to support the delivery of high quality patient care. The new state-of-the-art unit will ensure that the most vulnerable patients can be cared for in a safer, more secure and supportive environment, designed specifically to meet their needs.”

Works will commence in October with the installation of uPVC Safevent windows, aluminium door sets and curtain walling. The new build is expected to complete in Spring 2016.

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