The £2.8 million St. Oswald’s Hospice Day Services Outpatients’ Suite, built by Dorin Construction, is a purpose-built facility offering a range of flexible services to North East families. Its children’s facility has been built on land adjacent to the adult one, but with a separate entrance and reception area to ensure children and families feel safe within their own environment.
The building was made to be a peaceful and welcoming haven for those suffering from terminal illness and their families, making Interior design and furnishings of critical importance. J.D.D.K. Architects’ specification included extensive use of Laidlaw solutions’ Orbis timber doorsets with satin stainless steel Orbis commercial ironmongery. In addition, co-ordinated Laidlaw stainless steel and timber handrail systems were both used, with Laidlaw stainless steel also used in key external areas.
Laminated Orbis timber doorsets were fitted to eight treatment and therapy rooms, a patient assessment room, as well as offices in the reception, patient and carer areas. Fittings of particular note included access control to static doors and ‘auto doors’ in corridors, while fittings from the extensive Orbis Commercial range ensured that full coordination of design was achieved.