MacMillan Cancer Unit at UCLH Hospital, London

The opportunity came up to quote for a new shop in the reception area of the new MacMillan Cancer Unit at UCLH Hospital London.

We carried out a survey of the site during early October and came up with a design layout which with the customer, then presented to the NHS trust.

The customer was awarded the lease for the shop, we then had several more meets with the trust as they wanted to have input into the final design layout, once this was agreed we had 6 weeks to have formers made which we needed to enable the glass corners of the counter to be bent.

We used LED lighting to illuminate the retail display. The work of constructing partitioning complete with stainless steel door and frame, electrical power/lighting, installing shopfitting equipment including a very special illuminated glass counter. This work was completed in just 8 days to the delight of both the customer and the trust.

Client Testimonial

We have used DRS for all of our refit and refurbishment work over the last 32 years right from our initial small newsagent located in Greenwich town centre to our existing multiple sites within central London Hospitals. We have always found their designs to be revolutionary and forward thinking, as backed up from comments by our customers. The work that they do is always of the highest standard, has a long lasting finish, and they are always willing to rectify or help out with any problems encountered.

The quality of service we receive from them has always adhered to the stringent requirements of working within an NHS building which is not something that every company is willing to do from our experience. They are always willing to travel up for meetings, of which there have been many, and have always acted with our interests in mind.

David is very knowledgeable and friendly with a keen eye for detail. He knows what we like and also is able to reign us in when our design ideas start going astray. We have recently opened a unit in the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre in central London. The Building cost was £100m and we needed something that would fit in with the look and feel of the main reception desk, something the Trust were very keen on. It was decided that David would be better left alone to come up with a design and actually accompanied us in the proposal meeting for the contract. Suffice to say everyone is extremely pleased with what has been accomplished in such a short period of time. The fit our was not without problems – mainly from the Trust – but David dealt with everything in his stride and was very accommodating and fair with a willingness to help overcome potential barriers placed in front of us at the last possible minute.

We would definitely recommend the services of DRS to anyone looking for any work to be done from a simple refit to a complete overhaul with a view to having a high quality fit and finish with minimum hassle and at a reasonable price.

Henry Patel


Normans News Ltd.