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St Joseph's, Hackney

Client:   St Josephs Hospice
Value:    TBC
Status:  Tender

Our design for St. Anne’s Room, in St Joseph’s Hospice, transforms an existing clinical ward into a warm and welcoming home away from home that is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of uses. The bespoke interior will create a calming and comfortable refuge to help patients of all ages to relax, socialize and take part in a diverse variety of activities.

The room is lined with carefully detailed cabinetry that references patterns found in the wood panelling of the historic chapel at the heart of the hospice. The herringbone flooring and considered use of stone and brass also echoes the chapel, providing it with a presence in the hospice wards. The palette of high quality materials have been sensitively selected and detailed to age with dignity over time.

Our proposal evolved following consultation workshops for which we produced postcards showing collages of design concepts. These cards were left for patients, visitors and staff to complete, inputting into the process with their ideas for the room. We were delighted with the response. The thoughts, emotions and ideas expressed in the cards directly influenced our team and our architectural proposals.

Presentation model & elements

Unwrapped elevation of cabinet panels

We undertook substantial research for the design and specification of components that achieve the Client’s brief and exceed expectations for a healthcare compliant design that will feel comforting and non-clinical. We worked closely with specialists and suppliers to develop solutions that will set new standards in the achievement of a comforting healthcare environment, including flooring, lacquers, curtain fabric, furniture and air conditioning.

An atmosphere of home away from home

Glazed entrance door & familiar objects contribute to homely feel

Bespoke furniture in dining & social area

Space for activities and relaxing

Tea point materiality inspired by chapel

Snug is a comfortable refuge