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Client

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Location

Discovery Park, Sandwich

Sector

Health

Services

Quantity Surveying

Value

£650K

This internal refurbishment of Building 819c at Discovery Park, Sandwich has enabled the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust to expand their Orthotics business and production capacity.

They were originally based in Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay but have now moved to Discovery Park, a thriving premier science and business park. This change of location will be beneficial as it will help take on more clients and expand production.

The scheme was designed to provide offices and workshops, which had the ability to fit all existing, and new, machinery whilst providing ample space and facilities for operators and administrative staff.

The new orthotics laboratory has the capacity to manufacture bespoke insoles for the NHS and private podiatry services to target helping patients with a range of ankle, gate and foot problems.

Innovation.

The labs’ products range from simple orthoses, to complex fully bespoke devices manufactured to the highest specification and all at highly competitive prices.

They can provide off-the-shelf products and other materials, such as Poron, simple EVA insoles for chair-side devices and impression boxes. They manufacture and supply their own line of generic devices made from injection moulded polypropylene. These can also be semi-bespoke by adding cut-outs or covers.

Project team.

  • Contract Administrator

    Adrian Baker Ltd.

  • Contractor

    BBS Construction

“This is a one-of-a-kind facility which we are really proud of. We can manufacture all types of insole and orthotics that can transform the lives of patients across the UK. All of our profits are reinvested into the NHS.”

Rhys Toghill: Department Manager