The long awaited new Dental Hospital designed by healthcare experts One Creative Environments Ltd brings together state of the art teaching and medical facilities. Designed using BIM, this process enabled One Creative to provide a virtual building for all parties involved in the project to visualize and contribute to. This is the largest and first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and school of dentistry built in the UK for almost 40 years.
As part of the University of Birmingham, The School of Dentistry has been specifically designed to support Undergraduate and Postgraduate dental students in world class facilities. Costing £34 million, the new hospital provides a varied range of dental services for the West Midlands and surrounding areas. Considered to be a landmark development it contributes further to promoting Birmingham as a centre of excellence for medical learning and life sciences. Totalling 15,465 sqm, the new dental hospital houses a range of services for the public including walk-in emergency dental care, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, orthodontics and paediatric dentistry. Opening in the second half of 2016, over 115,000 people annually are expected to be treated at the new Hospital.
This latest Hospital is only one of 10 dental hospitals in the country, and the second to have nora® rubber floor coverings installed.
The facility follows the strict hygienic requirements of an all-encompassing hospital. Clean and smooth finishes with appropriate trims are necessary to ensure a hygienic floor with easy cleaning. Due to the dense vulcanised surface nora® rubber floor coverings are perfectly suited to this type of installation. All nora® floorcoverings are hygienic, fungi-static and bacteriostatic. The dense surface means no coatings necessary throughout the long life of the floor and also results in a floor with very low abrasion. This is why nora® are able to offer unrivalled long life warranties. Finally the floors have already benefited from the efficient and effective cleaning which is achieved when using nora’s specially designed cleaning pads, which can be attached to most standard cleaning machines.
nora® floorcoverings were initially chosen for their durability and easy maintenance; however, the environmental properties for nora® are unsurpassed with the A+ individually assessed accreditation and the Blue Angel award. This award for low VOC’s provides the client with the assurance that the building will contribute to the healing environment with clean, comfortable air.
Nora floor coverings offer excellent sound reduction which is vital in such an environment where we have learning and healing/recovery environments linked together. The floors can offer up to 20dB. The rubber floor coverings provide a surface that offers high walking and standing comfort which is great for clients, patients and employees alike.
With nora® rubber floor coverings you can be sure your floor will continue to look good for decades.