Modern healthcare facility set amongst a stunning Grade I listed building
Set within the Sir George Gilbert Scott building at Leeds General Infirmary, the Grade I listed Advanced Imaging Centre combines a new, state-of-the-art hyper-polarising MRI facility within the sympathetically preserved historic building.
A key design decision was made that the project should emphasise the history of the building, by retaining the height of the existing windows and ceilings, whilst simultaneously creating a comfortable, safe and secure healthcare environment.
The new reception area achieves just this with incorporated bulkhead lighting and acoustic rafts which create the illusion of a lower ceiling height. Due to the nature of the facility, reducing peoples’ stress whilst using the building was key, and lower height levels helps to create a more calming, relaxed space to support this.
The main corridor is used by patients moving from one room to another. It was important that we adopted a simple, minimalist design approach, using only a natural colour scheme of white, great and mustard as well as making use of natural light, to create a tranquil environment.
Leeds, LS1 3EX
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT)
37, 000 m2
State-of-the-art MRI facility
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