New care homes in Welling, Plumstead, and Wadhurst are among the many projects Girbau UK has worked in partnership with specialist developer Castleoak to equip the laundries to meet the operators' long-term requirements.
At the design stage Castleoak shares information with Girbau UK about the size of the home, number of beds and the location and size of the laundry. Girbau takes this data and comes back with a detailed laundry design that includes recommendations on layout to include the required clean and dirty areas, full mechanical drawings and the ideal machine choices for hygienic and efficient operation.
Castleoak agrees the initial specification with Girbau, but this can be subject to revision in consultation with the home's operator, who may want to make changes before the final design is signed off. At this point Girbau UK is also able to offer a choice of packages to suit the customer's needs, which can include long-term maintenance agreements over and above the initial warranty.
Jonathan Bolton, design and build manager at Castleoak, said: “Girbau UK is a reliable partner for laundry equipment. The company is proactive, responsive and professional. We know we can rely on them and they won't let us down. Their detailed knowledge of laundry design and operation is an added value-package that we pass on in the completed project.”