Contractor Mansell (Balfour Beatty) engaged the services of Receptek in one of the most challenging but exciting projects for the Great Ormond Street Hospital main reception. However this is no ordinary reception desk. It is in fact 12 meters long and needed to incorporate 3 separate reception areas, a security shutter, glazed screens, column encasements and lit feature panels. Oh and it had to look like a boat!
“From the start I became driven by the desire to really do something special for all these children that attend GOSH. You cannot attend this hospital without being impressed by the total commitment to care. Irrespective of race, colour, status or religion and despite the critical nature of what it is being faced by many children and parents, there is a palpable atmosphere of optimism that has an impact on one’s spirit. I believe that what we as a team – the contractor, the client, the architect and Receptek – have achieved creates an environment that captures this optimism.”
Through Recepteks delightful response to the initial brief, our hospital’s children’s ward has been provided with a new bespoke staff base which continues to give pleasure to staff, patients and visitors alike.
Reception desks within hospital environments endure a tremendous amount of wear and tear. Our furniture design sought to create a sleek, contemporary and timeless desk that the Trust can reconfigure and replace any elements when spoilt. The design result is practical and impressive. Receptek implemented all of our ideas and also added additional input to the design that made the finished product better than we imagined.
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Receptek during the development of staff bases and receptions on the Barts and the London Hospitals project for a number of years. After a comprehensive and iterative process involving the Trust, Architects and us as the Building Contractor, Receptek came up with the winning design which impressed all the parties involved. By combining features such as elegant aesthetics with the practical benefits of replaceable panels, the product developed has satisfied all of the needs as specified at the outset.
Recepteks design proposals were 1st class and the quality of the finished product more than delivers the original design intent.
I have just returned from Guthrie Wing, and the refurbishment works look absolutely terrific. Many thanks to the whole team. Recepteks response to a very tight schedule was as good as their promise.