The NPS Interior Design team in Norwich are proud to have been involved with a £10m new purpose-built children’s hospice in the heart of Norfolk.
Called The Nook, the scheme for East Anglia's Children’s Hospice (EACH) has been on site since earlier this year and is due to complete in Spring 2019. The new site will replace a current hospice in Quidenham, a building out grown and no longer capable of providing the best care environment possible.
The NPS team worked with EACH on a pro-bono basis to develop their vision for the main interior spaces, bringing them to life and designing them in a way that all staff, visitors and young people using the building would feel welcome and at ease in.
The team included Associate Interior Designer Stef Partington and Amy Charter, an intern Interior Designer from the Norwich University of Arts, who developed the designs over a 10-week period during her time at NPS. The final scheme will be implemented over the coming months, and includes large scale graphics of local Norfolk themes created by NPS Group’s design agency TEN Creative, as well as multi-functional furniture and colour schemes which will help to bring to life an interior which is truly inclusive, promotes wellbeing and is of positive benefit to all visiting, working or residing at The Nook.
Tracy Rennie, EACH Director of Care, said: “The EACH team has been delighted to work with Stef and Amy to develop a scheme for the entrance, waiting area and main care area for our new nook children’s hospice.
Our vision for the nook to care for children, young people and families of all ages and abilities, being professional and clinically safe but friendly and a light, bright and airy environment was a fairly abstract brief for Stef and Amy to work from. A meeting with us to explore more - including understanding how the name nook came about (‘nook in the heart of Norfolk’) - has resulted in a wonderful and exciting scheme which brings together all that we wished for, including incorporating images that families can relate to and can only be Norfolk. We can’t wait to see it when it’s all finished.”