Axis opens doors for the new Emergency Department at Walsall Manor Hospital

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INDUSTRY: Healthcare

CLIENT: Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

CONTRACTOR: Tilbury Douglas Construction


LOCATION: Urgent & Emergency Care Centre Walsall Manor Hospital

PROJECT: A new Urgent & Emergency Care Centre for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, at Walsall Manor Hospital. This £40m two-storey facility provides the Trust with 4,864m2 of additional clinical space and will help meet local demand, caring for up to 90,000 urgent admissions per year. Axis’s brief for this new, high-quality, modern development was to provide and install doors for the Treatment Room, Consulting Bays, and Key Entrances of this brand-new facility.


CHALLENGES: Our challenge was the space constraints to maximise usable areas, while fulfilling the requirements of the different door openings.

SOLUTION: Our solution for the Key Entrances (Main Entrance, Ambulance Entrance and the Entrance between the Rapid Assessment & Treatment and Resuscitation departments) included five Doorson Automatic Telescopic Door Sets – three sets of Doorson Bi-parting DR300TBP and two sets of Doorson Single DR300T. To meet the requirements for airtightness, hygiene, space-saving, and ease of access to the Treatment Room, our solution was a Manusa Hermetic Door. Automatic for hygiene and ease of access, and sliding for space-saving, the Manusa also offers various operational modes to suit specific needs and can be specifically design-adapted to best suit each space. For the Consulting Bays we designed and installed 14 sets of our own, award-winning FLO-MOTION® Telescopic Manual Sliding Doors – Type T55. Each sets’ two sliding leaves are connected by a sequencing device so that the primary leaf (fast door) reaches the fully opened or closed position at the same time as the secondary leaf (slow door) reaches its pre-set position.


OUTCOME: The brand new Urgent & Emergency Care Centre at Walsall Manor Hospital provides several significant benefits for patients and staff, including:

  • More efficient and effective working
  • A lighter and more spacious department
  • Improved patient experience
  • Improved working environment for staff

“BDP has worked with Axis on several projects because of its high-quality products, which provide all key requirements such as visibility and ease of operation. For this project, Axis also offered professional support, taking onboard the project’s needs, ensuring a robust specification from concept design through to bespoke detailing, meeting the high standards expected in a healthcare environment.”

Leigh-Anne Schofield, Architect Associate at BDP

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