BEDALE CENTRE

Supportive and welcoming environments can have a positive effect on those that visit clinics and hospitals. With the Government’s commitment to improving mental health facilities there is pressure to improve services and care for an increasing number of vulnerable people, which given their particular needs, requires greater consideration for the entire environment around them.

THE ISSUE

Via the Bedale Centre Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services. The Centre has become an integral part of the health and social care network for the people of Sussex.

Ginni Bilham, lead Interior Designer employed by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, was tasked with updating and transforming the centre. Ginni’s main aim was to create a tranquil feeling throughout the facility, which in turn would help users of the centre to feel relaxed and comfortable during their visits. ”The Bedale Centre has been delivering care to vulnerable adults in the community for some time now. The décor was previously very plain and didn’t engage any of the character from the nearby town, neither did it encompass any of the Trusts values. Everyone loves a trip to the seaside and feels refreshed after a day by the sea so I wanted to create that atmosphere within the Centre.” Explains Gini.

THE SOLUTION

Ginni drew her inspiration from the seaside beach huts and architecture of the local Bognor Regis seafront. Using a combination of attractive digital wallcoverings and danfloor’s Economix broadloom carpet range throughout the stairways, corridors and meeting rooms Ginni was able to re-create the fresh appeal and relaxing ambiance of the seafront within the centre.

Economix was selected as a durable cost effective carpet. Colour 266 was selected as it closely resembles the look of water and sand. In addition to having the right look and feel for the project Ginni was also impressed by its notable BRE Credentials, Environmental story and Wear Classification rating.

Ginni goes on to explain that “The Sussex Partnership’s aim is to realise the potential of everyone who uses their services by creating equality and positive attitudes, they aim to do this by being a creative force and leading by example. The interior design helps the centre to deliver their values in a creative way.”

The décor was previously very plain and didn’t engage any of the character from the nearby town, neither did it encompass any of the Trusts values. Everyone loves a trip to the seaside and feels refreshed after a day by the sea so I wanted to create that atmosphere within the Centre.

THE OUTCOME

Ginni and the Centre have been impressed with the Economix range. Not only does it offer the look Ginni had envisaged but it also offers a return on their investment via its fantastic performance characteristics including:

Extreme durability – Economix is certified to British standard classification 33 “Heavy Commercial Use” enabling it to withstand high volumes of foot and wheeled traffic and intense commercial cleaning.

Locked in colour – Manufactured using solution dyed Nylon, the locked in colourfast system ensures superior colour and lightfastness even when subject to harsh cleaning chemicals.

Spill safe – Economix has an integral protective membrane – Ti Bac, preventing liquid spills penetrating through the sub floor, reducing contamination, fungal growth and unpleasant odours.

Environmentally conscious – Made with the Econyl regenerated nylon yarn, Economix is a range that has a strong environmental focus. Manufactured from post-consumer waste including items like abandoned fishing nets makes Economix 100% sustainable and fully recyclable at the end of its life.”