Welsh Ambulance Service
Paramount Interiors was contracted by landlord Jarrington Properties on behalf of its client Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust for a multi-purpose staff training centre at Matrix House in Swansea. The project comprised both subdivision of the space for the landlord and CAT B fit out to include reception, offices, canteen, and training facilities for Welsh Ambulance Service. Two years previous, Paramount Interiors had worked with Jarrington Properties in stripping out the space to CAT A standard.
A fit for purpose facility that fully supported Welsh Ambulance Service’s dynamic training and development programme was required. From observation learning and distant learning to classroom style training and immersive training, various working environments have been created to accommodate each training type.
Operable walls have been installed between two of the training rooms for complete flexibility in accommodating larger quantities of staff for training. With an impressive 56dB acoustic rating, both rooms can be occupied at the same time without any interruption between them.
There was also an extensive package of mechanical and electrical works throughout the ground floor, plus a special air conditioning system installed for training purposes that could replicate conditions for emergency services staff attending situations in extreme heat, for example.
The large canteen with separate tea point provides adequate breakout space for staff to relax, unwind and socialise.
Despite Covid-19 lockdown and the expected challenges, the facility was completed within the timeframe and within budget.
Inviting entrance into the training facility
Flexible furniture in modern offices
Operable walls with 56dB acoustic rating