North East furniture designer and manufacturer, Godfrey Syrett, has completed a large and complex furniture installation on behalf of the NHS at the Royal Victoria Infirmary’s new Clinical Resource Centre in Newcastle, four weeks prior to the project deadline
Godfrey Syrett was appointed to manufacture a range of bespoke furniture to meet the NHS’ exact requirements for the new building, which will accommodate over 800 key professional staff across eight storeys.
Despite the volume of furniture, which included over 1,200 chairs, 700 work stations and just under 900 storage units, Godfrey Syrett completed the installation in just five weeks.
Tim Pavier, area sales manager at Godfrey Syrett said: “After receiving notification of an installation deadline we acted very quickly to deliver the furniture within the given timescales and were delighted to complete the project four weeks early. The process was helped by the fact that we had recently moved into our new £2m distribution hub in Durham which has an 11-strong delivery vehicle fleet.”
Godfrey Syrett first started working with the NHS when it was newly formed in 1947. The company’s founders, Ken Godfrey and Harry Syrett, set up the business in a small factory in Killingworth after identifying a need to supply the NHS with robust and durable tables and chairs. This was the start of a long-term partnership and the firm has retained its position on the NHS Shared Business Services framework, working closely with numerous NHS clients on a national scale.
David Hall, sales director at Godfrey Syrett said: “We are very proud of our heritage, which has been built over time by passionate people with real expertise, who share our business’ core values. The NHS is where it all started for Godfrey Syrett and we are delighted that we are still delivering furniture solutions to them nearly 70 years later. Thanks to partners like the NHS we have evolved and developed into a £25 million turnover business and now deliver furniture solutions across all market sectors throughout the UK.
Godfrey Syrett, which has manufacturing and distribution hubs in Killingworth and Durham, has also recently completed furniture installations for NHS Newcastle at Regents Point, Gosforth, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Central Manchester University Hospital.