Nightingale Reflective Space
On the 12th April, one of our blue-chip financial clients requested assistance with a community project. Their idea was to renovate a small derelict retail space in close proximity to NHS Nightingale London, creating a ‘Mindful’ space for @NHSEngland staff away from the hospital and their local accommodation. The space was designed as a calm space to unwind after shifts.
We surveyed the site on the 14th April and were appointed Principal Contractor and Principal Designer for the project shortly after. Once Pre-Construction Information had been collated and H&S documentation produced, we began construction works on 20th April, adhering strictly to all current safety guidance.
The work consisted of isolating and stripping out of the existing M&E services prior to the new services being installed. The client’s construction company installed suspended ceilings, plasterboard partitions and renewed all finishes. The existing kitchenette area was updated with a more modern replacement.
New luminaires were installed to suit, along with electrical and mechanical supplies to the kitchenette and toilet facilities. We replaced all sanitaryware, to ensure a high standard of finish. Furniture was installed on the 27th April, ready for our #NHSheroes to start using the facility straight away.
Metropolitan would like to take the opportunity to thank all those involved in this project. Firstly, to our client, for letting us take part in such a fulfilling project.
Secondly, our suppliers, who worked tirelessly to source materials and deliver to site in short timeframes, one branch manager even delivering goods personally.
Most importantly, thank you to all #NHSheroes and those in other key worker roles, allowing the NHS to provide the best possible care at this unprecedented time.