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Fast-track fire detection

Fast-track fire detection The installation of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s two integrated fire detection systems was one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Defensor Fire Detection Systems has just commissioned a major installation of Notifier fire detection systems at the new Birmingham Children’s Hospital (pic, right). The hospital had outgrown its present location […]

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Better buy design

Better buy design Maxwell, Gavin This article is intended as a contribution to a debate which recent reports and articles in Hospital Development have raised to some prominence – the possibility of a relationship between architecture (as distinct from design) and clinical outcome. I shall position this contribution within the more general subject area of […]

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Design and Health

Design and Health – The Therapeutic Benefits of Design Parker, James Design and Health – The Therapeutic Benefits of Design, edited by Alan Dilani, 2001, AB Svensk Byggtjanst, Stockholm, B&W illustrations, 327pp ISBN 91 7332 963 01 This book collects the presentations and papers from the Design and Care in Hospital Planning 2000 conference, which […]

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Renal system

Renal system Hospitals have an increasingly diverse range of needs when it comes to finding the right type of accommodation. With rising demands being placed on all areas of the healthcare sector, it is vital that these needs can be met quickly and efficiently. Portakabin’s Duplex Building System uses individual volumetric all-steel modules to rapidly […]

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Health PFI shortlisted for major design award

Health PFI shortlisted for major design award The Cumberland Infirmary PFI scheme is up against some outstanding recent public buildings in the shortlist for the inaugural Better Public Buildings Award. Nine projects, including the Peckham Library, the Great Court at the British Museum, and the Tate Modern, have been nominated. The Award is sponsored by […]