Oxleas Children’s Development Centre

Providing interior design services to Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust with our design associates Sam and Will Boex. 

Starting with co-design workshops Sam and Will led a workshop with some of the children, young people, clinicians and staff of the current children’s services. A wishlist was built up of inspiration and ideas about how the new interiors might look and created a collection of mixed media leaf inspired shapes, textures and brushstrokes.

This foundation allowed the design team to emulate the feeling of nature within the hospital environment. Implementing a scheme with touch points that leverage  the benefits of biophilia to bring a sense of health and wellbeing to the children’s experience. 

Collaborators: 

Working collaboratively with illustrator Rose Darling, the workshop ideas and paintings were developed into graphics that could be incorporated into the interior design. Additionally artist Jan Blake developed a stunning leaf mobile in the new atrium. Light shines through the gently moving leaves to produce a wonderfully calming environment, setting the scene for patients as soon as they arrive.