Building the Olympic legacy

Sport England is focused on the delivery of a mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Inspired Funding programme invests National Lottery and Exchequer funding in organisations and projects that increase capacity at clubs and attract a greater diversity of people to take up sport. Whitescape is working in partnership with Sport England through a four-year framework to design and build these new facilities. The framework is unique in that the contractors employ the professional team directly including feasibility reports, project management and administration, cost management, design and CDM responsibility. [...]

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Healthcare, News|

Managing ‘live site’ alterations

The Endoscopy Suite at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, provides facilities for patients who require planned, urgent or emergency endoscopy and interventional radiological procedures. Whitescape reconfigured the unit to comply with Joint Advisory Group accreditation, a ‘badge’ of quality for patients and commissioners. An environment of privacy and respect Endoscopy procedures are usually performed on an outpatient basis. Patients, carers and visitors should expect the best possible care and experience in what can be a difficult and stressful 60 minutes or so. This project was designed to increase patient privacy from changing room to [...]

July 4th, 2016|Categories: Healthcare, News|

Transforming the heart of the hospice

Princess Alice Hospice provides in-patient, day patient and at-home palliative care across Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. Whitescape was chosen to refurbish and extend the communal areas of the hospice, including reception, café and dining room. A place that says ‘we care’ Whitescape understood that these facilities are an important element of the care and support offered to patients and their loved ones. We proposed, beyond the initial brief, a striking new extension that would enable us to re-envisage the reception, seating and catering areas as a beautiful, flexible series of spaces that would [...]

July 4th, 2016|Categories: Healthcare, News|

Kitchen upgrade, service as usual

Shannon Court, an Edwardian country home in Hindhead, Surrey, run by the Royal Masonic Benevolent Society, provides residential and specialist temporary care for up to 53 residents aged 70+, including those with dementia. As part of the home’s commitment to quality and care, Whitescape carried out upgrades to two kitchens and the bathroom facilities. A complete kitchen refit Shannon Court takes pride in offering residents fresh homemade food, a varied menu and a balanced diet, and the ageing kitchens needed a complete upgrade to meet the required hygiene standards. We removed all the catering equipment, [...]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Healthcare, News|

Keeping our NHS hospitals running

NHS hospitals are huge complexes comprising frontline facilities such as theatres and wards, associated consulting rooms, waiting areas and other patient-facing spaces, laboratories, and back of house areas that provide essential, often invisible, services to the whole operation. If any aspect of the building fails, it will at best cause inconvenience to staff and patients, at worst it could jeopardise health outcomes. Whitescape has experience in all of these areas, some of which require knowledge of hygiene-critical spaces with complex services such as lighting, oxygen lines, medical gas and specialist wall and floor finishes. Other [...]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Healthcare, News|

Responding to the diabetes epidemic

Research by Diabetes UK indicates that the number of people living with diabetes in the UK has topped four million, an increase of 65% over the past decade, many more are at risk as obesity levels in children and adults continue to rise. This is placing huge pressures on the NHS in delivering key care processes, achieving treatment standards and improving patient outcomes. The charity’s chief executive said that it was vital that people with diabetes should receive good quality care wherever they live and to improve screening processes to identify people at high risk. The [...]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Healthcare, News|