Leaderflush Shapland supplies doorsets to staff and student quarters


600 doorsets from Urban Edge range fitted at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro

Leaderflush Shapland has supplied nearly 600 doorsets from its Urban Edge range to the combined student and staff accommodation quarters at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Cornwall.

As the first combined site of its kind for Plymouth University, enabling medical staff and students to mix freely, the accommodation quarters at the hospital are designed to provide a high-quality living space that is fitted out with products and materials that will be able to stand the test of time.

Specified by BAM Construction, Urban Edge supplied a total of 582 doorsets finished in a sarum grey laminate. Due to the nature of the project, safety was paramount and, as a result, doorsets were specified to meet up to 30 minutes fire resistance for installation to hall entrances, corridors and bedrooms to help provide barriers in areas where there is a higher risk of fire spreading. Within the busy, high-capacity living areas, doorsets were specified to meet up to 32RwdB sound reduction.

The £8.5m Truro accommodation houses 232 bedrooms with modern facilities that have replaced the current 1960s accommodation, but will retain a ‘domestic’ feel in keeping with the surrounding neighbourhood.

David Roper, project manager from BAM Construction, said: “We worked alongside Urban Edge as it is a trusted supplier to student accommodation projects. Its renowned industry solution within this specific sector offers a highly cost-effective solution making it a perfect choice for this particular development.”

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Garry Clark, business development director from Leaderflush Shapland, added: “Leaderflush Shapland recognises the needs of sectors such as student accommodation, which is why we pride the Urban Edge brand as a dedicated division that can supply a variety of doorset solutions to meet the specific needs of this sector.”