Here at Fractionary we provide up to a day a month of our time to charity or not-for-profit organisations to ensure they can also benefit from the experiance and capability of the leadership and knowledge we can provide. Currently we’re using this time to help and support St Catherine’s Hospice as they have designed and built thier brand new state of the art facility in Pease Pottage, Crawley.
Today I was very privilged to be given a tour by Paul Rycroft, Project Director, who leads both the Build project and the IT services within the organsiation. I’ve been working with Paul for around a year to provide advice and guidence in IT areas where he wanted external independent advice to ensure he was getting the right solutions and services put in place for the building.
We worked to assess the design and planned IT architecture and services across the facility to ensure that the best result possible was achieved. It’s great to see the building coming together. From my first visit many months ago, when just the core steel structure was just starting to be put together, it’s now great to see the finished result so close.
The facilities within the patient rooms are incredible, with a fantastic aim of each room feeling as “homely” as possible, whilst also providing state of the art medical facilites. A difficult balance to make, but one that they look on course to surpass by some margin.
With the offices on the 2nd floor providing some great spaces for the team that make this incredible place possible. It’s great to see the environmentally friendly approach that the charity has also aimed toward. With both a green roof and solar panels, to offset both the carbon and energy impacts of the facility. The aim of caring for both the environment as well as their patients and staff is clear.
With one final stop, the new server room, of course! With lots still to do, the team are on track to deliver the project and start patient services later this year and Fractionary will continue to provide whatever support and assistance that is needed to make this amazing project a success!