To date, Securiclad has delivered three bespoke secure rooms, retro-fitted to existing sites, for the National Health Service Blood and Transplant Authority – the systems were designed to produce a cost-effective, long term solution for the organisation.
The National Health Service Blood and Transplant Authority had identified the requirement for a number of new and upgraded facilities across the UK for the treatment and storage of blood products, including the shielding of contaminated blood. A number of existing sites were deemed to be a security risk and a multi-million pound programme of improvements was implemented.
Due to the nature of the secure rooms and their locations, it was vital that the units installed were provided with a hygienic finish. Securiclad provided this finish to the client’s specifications, and also ensured that all joins, fixtures, fittings and ancillaries achieved the required hygiene level too: it did this by installing specialist decorative flashings where appropriate.
As the Blood and Transplant units had to remain operational during the upgrading process, it was essential that disruption was kept to an absolute minimum; therefore, a significant amount of work was carried out by Securiclad off-site in order to achieve this. Work was undertaken by specialist, certified and highly trained installation teams and Securiclad liaised with architects on the projects, as well as providing ongoing technical support to the contractors and end users.