J Tomlinson completes refurbishment of Leicestershire sexual health clinic

J Tomlinson completes refurbishment of Leicestershire sexual health clinic

J Tomlinson has completed a state-of-the-art refurbishment scheme on behalf of Leicester City Council.

This is the first project the building services company has completed on behalf of the Council after being awarded a place on its Construction Framework in April 2018.

The five-and-a-half-month project saw J Tomlinson deliver the full refurbishment and reconfiguration of a disused unit located on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre, which has become the new home of the council’s sexual health service. Works were undertaken in adherence to NHS Clinical Standards and included creation of consultation rooms, procedure rooms, offices, a waiting room, as well as staff facilities, including changing room and locker rooms. Internal and external decoration, window installations, and fire stopping works were also delivered.

The company worked closely with the project team to deliver a modern and discreet space for clinic staff and visitors. This included ensuring close adherence to innovative designs including curved seating, parquet-style flooring and LED lighting, which will help people navigate their way around the new clinic.

Working within the live and popular Haymarket shopping centre which contains over 60 stores, careful planning and project management was critical to ensuring public safety as well as minimal disruption to neighbouring stores – a particularly key consideration during the busy Christmas period.

The completed clinic, which recently opened to the public, will provide service users with confidential treatment and support for sexually transmitted diseases, as well as pregnancy and contraception advice. Originally based at St Peter’s health centre in Highfields, it is hoped that the new central location of the service will encourage more people living in Leicester to seek sexual health advice and support.

Pete Woods, director (commercial refurbishment) at J Tomlinson, commented:

“We are extremely pleased to have delivered a high quality, welcoming healthcare environment through working closely with Leicester City Council, Arcadis, and wider public healthcare specialists in a one public estate environment.

“We look forward to working with the Council again in the future.”

J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. It operates primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, with its head office at Beeston near Nottingham and an office at Canwell, near Sutton Coldfield, and another at Wakefield in Yorkshire.

The company works within many sectors, including health and care, residential, commercial, industrial, blue light and heritage.

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