The world famous St Mary's Paddington was founded in 1845. The hospital's Professor Lesley Regan recently presented ‘Medicine Cabinet’, a series of programmes for BBC television . It was Prof. Regan who raised the funds for the ‘Save the Baby’ unit that Kenyon was contracted to build. The unit is a new, specialist department caring for women experiencing recurrent miscarriages.
The existing building was stripped to its shell. New drainage was cut and extensive alterations were made to the floors to ensure that differing floor heights were rendered uniformly level.
New partitions and glazing were installed together with specialist screens from the manufacturer Komfort. Bespoke joinery was installed including reception desking and doors. Specialist flooring and decorating finishes were provided. The existing vaulted ceilings were exposed and highlighted as a feature through the decorating process. A full mechanical and electrical installation was provided comprising power, data, a fire alarm system, heat recovery units, air conditioning and the transport of medical gases.
The 16 week contract period was challenging. It became even more so following the client's decision to alter the general layout halfway through the project. Kenyon worked doubly hard and successfully ensured that the project was completed within the set timescales.