Designing better mental healthcare facilities


Aermec introduces ‘next generation’ of active chilled beams

With hospitals by their nature energy-intensive, Aermec claims says its new EHT active chilled beam offers ‘clean healthy air, acoustic comfort, and reduced energy consumption, while respecting the environment’.

Door, window, and security technology highlighted

Architects, architectural ironmongers, and specifiers, will be able to ‘choose the right product for the job’ thanks to the updated Product Guide and Price List from GEZE UK, the door, window, and security technology specialist says.

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions launches ‘revolutionary’ BIM mobile app

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions UK & Ireland’s new Openings Studio Mobile App ‘allows users to manage buildings as a holistic system’.

Rainscreen product is now BBA approved

Rockwool has been accredited with the British Board of Agrément (BBA) Agrément Certificate for its NyRock Rainscreen 032 product.

Hamworthy’s first ever air source heat pump launched at Brooklands Hall

Hamworthy Heating’s first ever air source heat pump was recently launched at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge in Surrey, where guests had the opportunity to ‘get hands-on’ with the new system.

Armitage Shanks debuts new clinical product innovations

Armitage Shanks unveiled its latest product innovations – including a new clinical washbasin (pictured) and prototype for a TMV (thermostatic mixing valve) shower tower, at this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition in Manchester.

Door designed to prevent unauthorised access ‘by stealth’ launched

Assa Abloy Abloy Opening Solutions Door Group has launched the new Powershield Rathlin door, which is LPS 2081-certified, and is designed to prevent unauthorised access ‘by various physical security products’ when targeted by intruders using stealth.

Knightsbridge ‘goes full tilt’ with configurable LED downlights

Knightsbridge has ‘taken the next step in its lighting evolution’ with the addition of the SpektroLED Tilt downlight to the configurable Knightsbridge SpektroLED series.

Wireless access control enables ‘intelligent lockdown’

Abloy UK is highlighting the functionality of its SMARTair wireless access control solution, which gives Facilities managers full control to lock down access to areas of, or an entire building, quickly and safely in an emergency.

Buckinghamshire Trust to upgrade hospital messaging and communication systems

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has selected Multitone Electronics to supply and implement a range of integrated critical messaging solutions.

AI liquid sensor business attracts new backers

InferSens, a Machine Learning-based sensor business described as ‘ground-breaking’, has attracted substantial new investment to ‘set it up for success’ in the FM and building services sectors.

Anti-scalding, water-saving shower mixer launched

Among a raft of new bathroom and sanitaryware products showcased in a digital press conference on 7 April by sanitaryware and bathroom product manufacturer, Delabie – in its case very much targeted at use in healthcare facilities – was the company’s H9768TP Securitherm thermostatic shower mixer.

‘Quiet Mark’ certification for air purifiers

Indoor climate control specialist, Daikin, has gained Quiet Mark of approval for two of its 'innovative' air purification systems.

Innovation with silver ions continues

Since Challis (MS) first brought its antimicrobial showerheads to market in 2008, the shower system and water control specialist says it has provided ‘an affordable and effective way of reducing bacterial contamination in healthcare environments’.

'New type of credential’ for secure mobile access launched

Abloy UK has launched Assa Abloy’s Incedo Business Mobile Keys, ‘a new type of credential’ that offers ‘secure mobile access, simplified management, and user convenience and efficiency’.

Cloud-based’ digital fire safety logbook launched

The paper fire logbook, a critical link in the safety of millions of UK buildings, has been ‘updated and made fit for modern safety’, claims digital fire and safety records specialist, Tio Fire Systems, with the launch of its Digital Fire Logbook.

Soteria Dimension hits the international market

Apollo Fire Detectors, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fire detection and alarm devices, has launched its range of flush mounted, EN54-7 approved fire detectors to the international market.

Fusing strength and style for uplifting spaces

‘Award-winning healthcare solutions provider’, Teal LifeCare, has unveiled a new ‘Solutions for Challenging Environments’ catalogue.

Full mortice hinge delivers easy opening and reduced ligature risk

With ‘pinch points’ an area of concern for mental health facilities – both due to the risk of injury, and increased ligature risk – Intastop has launched the Shrouded Full Mortice Hinge ‘to support increased safety' and reduce ligature risk.

Access control system’s new ‘COVID-19 management features’

The latest version of Remsdaq’s EntroWatch access control software for Entro series door controllers, contactless card readers, and keypads, includes several new features which the company claims ‘help make buildings COVID-19 secure’.

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