The official handover of Admiral House in Exeter.

Mark Dowse, Managing Director of MD Business Interiors hands over the newly refurbished Admiral House at Exeter Business Park to Exeter Medical Directors, Christopher Stone and David Olivier.

Exeter-based MD Business Interiors was successfully selected as project manager and refurbishment contractor for the substantial £350,000 contract to relocate Exeter Medical from their former premises at Exeter Airport Business Park to the new site in Grenadier Road.

Quite and private waiting area…..

Computer generated generic reception 3D view to aid customer project impressions

The ambitious expansion programme now offers additional office space, a larger reception, consulting rooms, a conference centre, three new operating theatres and a cosmetic suite. The extensive programme also included specialist air conditioning and an air exchange ventilation system. In addition, Exeter Medical also made further significant investment on medical equipment and furniture to furnish the new premises.  This includes a suite of medical lasers for the treatment of acne, sun damage and birthmark, thread veins and tattoo removal.

MD Business Interiors, which provides office furniture and complete commercial refurbishment services to create professional successful environments for business, are currently busy with a number of projects located at Pynes Hill, Marsh Barton Trading Estate and throughout the County as a whole.

Waiting area at Admiral House.

Waiting area at Admiral House.

The local company first worked for Exeter Medical in 2006 when fitting out the Exeter Airport premises before the company outgrew the space. The firm was fully responsible for the project from conception to completion including design, space planning, refurbishment, building works, office furniture and soft seating.  MD Business Interiors obtained the planning permission for change of use and also secured building regulations approval.  The project took a total of 14 weeks and was completed successfully on budget and within a very tight deadline.

Mark Dowse, Managing Director of MD Business Interiors says: “The Directors were very happy with the initial fit-out we undertook at Exeter Airport and as a result contacted us again to carry out all works for the new premises. The brief was to keep the same corporate style but on a much larger scale with a modern twist to include three new operating theatres. This meant working within the stringent Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidelines for surgeries and medical buildings with regular site inspections at various stages to check on standards of work and compliance. The design of this project and the pedestrian flow was crucial as visitors have to be guided to various areas, some with limited access. Our scope of works included the AutoCAD design and space planning, partitions, electrical and plumbing work, M&E (Mechanical & Engineering) installation, new office furniture, flooring and full decoration throughout.  It was a pleasure working on a diverse project with a high specification and with such interesting clients.” 

Exeter Medical is the South West’s premier independent healthcare and cosmetic centre.  Directors, Christopher Stone and David Olivier Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons are seen as pioneers in the medical world running their own business alongside their primary roles as well-respected surgeons.  As a result of the larger and spacious new premises the company has been able to increase staff by around 50%, taking the number of personnel from 9‑13 plus two additional part-time employees.

Christopher Stone, Director Exeter Medical said: “When we decided to upgrade new premises it was an easy decision to instruct Mark Dowse to project manage the re-fit as he designed and constructed our first clinic building.  Mark and his dedicated team fully understand the nature of our business, our objectives and company philosophy and we are absolutely delighted with the new building which came in on time and on budget.  Over a three month period, MD Business Interiors transformed a generic office building into a modern healthcare facility, which not only meets the clinical requirements for a range of medical and surgical specialties, but also offers beautiful and inspiring surroundings for both patients and staff alike.”

As a result of the new expansive premises, Exeter Medical welcomes a new collaboration with the Exeter Eye Ophthalmic Surgeons who share the Admiral House facility.

David Olivier, Director Exeter Medical further comments: “MD Business Interiors has worked very closely with us at all stages to produce a contemporary spacious healthcare environment. We are particularly pleased with the modern design of our dedicated cosmetic suite within the building and the state-of-the-art operating theatres.  It has enabled us to expand our comprehensive range of facilities even further, including the new eye surgery available from the well-respected Exeter Eye Ophthalmic Surgeons who now share our new premises.  It resolutely puts us at the forefront of the market place, firmly placing us as the premier independent healthcare and cosmetic centre in the South West.