Teal – Sid Watkins Building

Teal delivers innovative products for Improving the patient and visitor experience at Sid Watkins Building

Award winning healthcare solutions provider Teal has equipped the new Sid Watkins Building, part of the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust with innovative and bold healthcare furniture.


The project which was delivered via ProCure21+ framework via Interserve Construction and Gilling Dod Architects provides specialised inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient care, education & training facilities, office space and relatives overnight accommodation.

The furniture on display creates a bright, contemporary and non clinical feel and  coordinates with the bold palette created as part of the Interior design strategy, with high specification finishes and fixtures.


eal worked in close collaboration with key stakeholders including the Trust Development Manager and the Interior design team at Gilling Dod Architects for the supply and installation of furniture to create areas which break from traditional NHS design and create an exciting first impression ‘wow factor’.

Within the ground floor atrium entrance areas ‘Virtuoso’ high and low back chairs create a distinctive, contemporary appearance, with dual tone fabrics and button back styling.


Public waiting and sitting areas are equipped with the ‘Christie’ family, with high and low back chairs and matching 2-seaters, soft edge tables and ‘Donnington’ circular seating,  in fabrics designed to coordinate with the colours and artworks integrated into the building design.


Patient bedrooms incorporate the ‘Buddy’ day bed, a recent winner of the ‘Best product for Improving the patient experience’ at the Building Better HealthCare awards. Buddy is ideal for helping provide family sleepovers in patient rooms.


Pain management areas, patient bedrooms, and independent living apartments also incorporate the innovative award winning ‘Velvare’, an ergonomic patient recovery chair, with pressure management seat and stylish walnut legs. ‘Adeo’ visitor chairs are also located in patient bedrooms, while pain management areas incorporate
‘Apollo’ high back patient chairs and bariatric models.

KwickScreen mobile dignity screens are located within the Centres’ training facilities, providing flexible space management without having to create permanent walls.


Sid Watkins

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