Cobra’s medical range of elbow action taps and mixers once again proved to be just what the doctor ordered when Life Healthcare overhauled some of the units at its Life St George’s Hospital, Life Mercantile Hospital in Port Elizabeth. At the same time, Cobra products were also specified in the development of PE’s new Waterfront Business Park.
The upgrades to St George’s Hospital included the addition of a R25 million neo-natal and paediatric intensive care facility. Cobra’s medical mixers are ideal for this sterile environment as they qualify as antimicrobial copper fittings. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, antimicrobial copper fittings are ‘the world’s most effective antimicrobial touch surface material’, as tested in global clinical trials in a variety of ward types, including intensive care.
In addition to the new ICU unit, staff ablutions and kitchens at the hospital were also renovated. Here Cobra’s Taryn skin mixers, Metsi bib tap, Carina stop tap and Strata raised basin mixers were used. Timeless in their appeal, the Taryn, Metsi and Carina taps are all from Cobra’s Classic collection, while the Strata pillar mixers come from the chic Style range. All the mixers are very robust and feature temperature and flow control cartridges that restrict water flow to 6l/min.
The Life Mercantile Hospital, meanwhile, recently opened its renovated surgical ward that has been expanded to accommodate greater numbers of patients undergoing surgical procedures. Aside from its medical mixers, Cobra’s Strata basin, bath/shower and sink mixers and Cobra hand showers were also installed here.
The value of these two projects to Cobra was R74 782.02 (St George’s Hospital) and R42 673.00 (Mercantile Hospital).
The Waterfront Business Park is a brand new development still under construction on the beachfront at Humerail in PE. An upmarket office complex, the park has already attracted a number of premium grade office tenants.
Several Cobra products were installed in the complex during phase one of building, including Eclipse basins; close couple toilets; shower arms, shower heads and traps; and Cobra Dura bath/shower mixers, which boast strong angular lines, clean styling and a contemporary minimalistic look inspired by global design trends. The value of this project to Cobra was R60 841.66.
The project recently entered phase two of construction and again Cobra products were specified. This time it was in the ablution facilities for major investment bank, Investec, where electronic taps were specifically requested by the client.
The moment he heard this, architect Micheal Jack of Richter Architects specified Cobra’s Cobratron range of no-touch electronic mixers. “These taps offer both energy and water saving benefits, and provide a hygienic solution for corporate restroom facilities,” explains Jack, who consistently specifies Cobra for its reliability and outstanding quality.
Cobra’s electronic taps and mixers rely on highly accurate sensors to deliver water only when activated. This reduces water wastage, ensures hygienic operations and offers clients increased flexibility, as the sensors can be preset to intuitively deliver just enough water for a required function.
In addition to Cobratron pillar basin mixers, Dura bath/shower mixers, Arco basins, Modena close couple toilets, Le mans urinals and Marseille wall-hung toilets were installed in the Investec restrooms, all to the value of R177 000.