An 'playful' space for children with life-limiting conditions
3D visual of storage wall
Momentum, a charity supporting children with life-limiting conditions, asked us to refurbish the playroom, reduce the clutter, but retain its homely feel. The playroom was typical of so many playrooms, very busy, toys everywhere and showing signs of wear and tear.
Detail of storage cabinet layout
First we agreed the initial design with users, staff and the hospital estates department. We also consulted infection control and other interested departments. We knew we had to reduce the clutter and our redesign included a full run of storage units, with bespoke internal fittings to store equipment used by teachers and play specialists. Slide-out trays and baskets in tall units makes putting items away quick and easy. An art gallery board was designed to allow children to display their work and adjustable height furniture installed to make the use of the room more flexible. We were given a tight timetable, and the works, completed with assistance from the estates department, took less than a week. There has been a lot of positive feedback from parents, nurses and the users!
Storage wall, before