Peace Hospice
Project Description
Project Details

JB Commercial Group were approached by Peace Hospice Care to provide a quotation for some major refurbishment works at their Watford hospice and administrative centre. The Peace Hospice building was originally built in the 1920's for war veterans but by the late 1990's was in use as a hospice serving patients with life limiting conditions. The building is a well recognised landmark in Watford and locals are very familiar with the work of this much-loved charity.

The client sent us a brief and asked us to undertake a site visit to confirm works required on this major interiors project. After an exhaustive site inspection during which several amendments were made, our Project Consultants set about providing a competitive quotation, conscious of the fact that the client are a charity and need to justify every penny to the board of trustees. The end result was to create a hotel environment whilst maintaining high clinical standards.

After several weeks of discussions to finalise the project with both the client, and the interior designer the client had chosen to remodel, JB Commercial were delighted to be appointed primary contractors for the works. A full schedule was agreed ensuring that patient disruption was kept to a minimum during this period. A Gantt chart formulated and shared by both organisations to help all involved keep a track of undertakings. A dedicated Project Manager was put into position by JB Commercial as well as a Site Manager thus enabling the Facilities Manager at Peace Hospice to have constant contact with the JB team should any questions arise.

The final project took a total of eight weeks and was completed on schedule to the delight of all at the Peace Hospice. JB Commercial were pleased to have undertaken the following works during this project:

En-suite wet rooms created in each bathroom. This included cladding all bathroom walls in hygienic material suitable for such environments.

  • All new DDA compliant sanitary ware – rails, shower seats etc.
  • Hand-wash stations installed into patient rooms.
  • New flooring throughout.
  • Scald-safe thermostatic showers,
  • Electrical works including data, lighting and power.
  • Refurbishment of fitted furniture and headboards within patient rooms
  • Skirting throughout.
  • kitchenettes into staff area.
  • Convert existing staff canteen into new offices.
  • Hallway windows.
  • New PVC doors to exterior store.
  • Electrical upgrade throughout.
  • Decorate throughout.
  • Furniture Supply.

The feedback received from Peace Hospices Debbie Leven as seen in the local newspaper was as below:
We went through a full tendering process to ensure that the designer and building contractor selected adhered to our stringent requirements and provided good value for money. Their work has been of the highest quality and met our demanding timeframe and has been sensitive to our needs and the needs of patients and families. “

JB Commercial Interiors were very proud to have undertaken this project and pleased to leave the Hospice with both the clients and patients extremely satisfied with their new look and upgraded facilities. We look forward to be being involved in more projects with them in the future and have already been asked to submit a new proposal for further works. We sincerely hope that the works we have completed have made a difference to those patients with life limiting illnesses.

Project Duration:

2 Months