Factors such as shape and space, light and colour, the benefits of views and artwork contribute to creating a high quality, sense sensitive environment which supports the user’s well being and aids recovery. Careful consideration of furniture, fixtures and fittings, colours used in the public and private areas, views to courtyards and gardens, and to the community beyond are of particular importance.
Natural light is maximised throughout. Glazed corridors, staircases and doors opening out of the communal space add to the amount of light entering the building.” – Excerpt from the latest CAE – Access by Design: Journal 144, 2016.
OpeMed are delighted to work in partnership with the CAE (Centre for Accessible Environments). For more information on design considerations for Hospitals you can contact the CAE who offer a monthly Access by Design journal and CPD courses.