Creating a more welcoming arrival experience for children and their families at Leeds Children’s Hospital, Forbo Flooring Systems donated its time and flooring solutions to help transform what was once a tired entrance at one of the UK’s largest specialist children’s hospitals.
Two state-of-the-art hospital buildings are being built at Leeds General Infirmary and one will be a brand-new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital. As part of the transition to the new spaces, Forbo supplied 600m2 of its Modul’up Compact ‘Fast Fit’ flooring to help transform the existing tired entrance space.
Clinical Director for Leeds Children’s Hospital Colin Holton explains the project’s objective: “Putting children and their families at ease was the focus. Visiting hospital can mean an anxious time and we wanted the area to help the children feel relaxed by engaging and distracting them – a bright, airy and technologically interactive space that sets the tone for their visit and for our new Leeds Children’s Hospital going forward.”
HKS Architects developed the concept design for the entrance, as Abi Amos explains: “Inspired by the jungle themed café situated in the Clarendon Wing entrance, we’ve created an interior design scheme that is interactive and colourful, catering for different engagement needs."
|Location||Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Building Contractor||Balfour Beatty|
|Commissioned By||Leeds Children's Hospital|
|Interior Architect||HKS Architects|
|Photography||Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust|