Nottingham Trent University wanted to develop a simulated hospital facility on their Clifton Campus to enable students to practice their clinical skills in a setting that represented a hospital as much as possible. The New 34,000 sq ft building serves as a base for the university’s Institute of Health & Allied professions, offering a range of courses including Adult and Mental Health, Nursing, Paramedic Science and Public Health.
The university wanted a wall-mounted audio-visual lectern which provided minimum intrusion into the space that would be used for practical workshops when roleplaying realistic scenarios. Together with AV integrator, TeamMate had to come up with a solution that suited the practicality of the space and kept in with Nottingham Trent University standard requirements for AV deployment.
The product TeamMate put forward was the WallHub. This wall-mounted lectern has an inbuilt 19” rack and worktop providing 5U vertical rack space. This solution was able to keep in with the aesthetics of the room and provided the practicality the University required.
Each WallHub had a black microdot worktop with a matching black armour edge. This edging is a special coating that provides minimum wear over its lifecycle and has been used extensively on TeamMate products over the last decade. TeamMate pre-drilled the worktops to enable a control housing to sit on top and the worktop provided plenty of space for a keyboard and mouse.
WallHub acts as a touchdown point in the room instead of a normal lectern where the lecturer might stand behind. For the clinical skills project, the lecturer can be fully engaged in the workshops and practical sessions and only when needing to use the lectern, they could revert to it.
TeamMate has been a provider of technical furniture solutions to NTU for nearly 10 years and were pleased to be given the opportunity to install the WallHubs as part of the clinical skills project with integrator Roche AV. Each phase of the project TeamMate engaged with both parties to ensure the client received the right solution This involved initial concepts, approval drawing sign-offs and delivery of finished solution.
The university were very happy with the finished result. Graeme Bagley, Teaching Space Designer at NTU said ‘We knew TeamMate would be able to find a solution for our Health and Allied Professions building. The WallHub boasts a non-intrusive design, consistent with the aesthetic of the building, whilst providing a clear touchdown point in the room and a practical solution for installation, security, and maintenance. The support, communication and collabortation with TeamMate and Roche AV were instrumental in the project’s success.
Craig Pickard, Director of Projects and Innovations said, “TeamMate are a brand the University have trusted for almost a decade so were the obvious choice when looking at a furniture solution for this new Clinical Skills project. We were able to work closely alongside them and the University from concept stage right through to delivery, and we are thrilled with the end result – a stylish and modern AV hub, designed to last. We look forward to working with TeamMate and NTU on future projects”.
TeamMate are a brand the University have trusted for almost a decade so were the obvious choice when looking at a furniture solution for this new Clinical Skills project. We were able to work closely alongside them and the University from concept stage right through to delivery, and we are thrilled with the end result – a stylish and modern AV hub, designed to last. We look forward to working with TeamMate and NTU on future projects
Craig Pickard, Projects, and Innovations Director