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Style Delivers Multi-Functional Space to New Wellbeing Centre

St John’s Hospice in North London provides quality, holistic care to people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families. After a recent transformative refurbishment, a new Wellbeing Centre has been created to cater for a greater number of patients.

Working with architects, Black Pine Group and contractor, Facilitate Spaces, partitioning specialist Style was specified to add flexibility to the main area whilst maintaining a light and airy feel.

Maximising the space, Style installed a solid folding wall down the centre of the large room, with two fully glazed bi-folding walls further dividing the area. This combination allows staff to quickly create break-out rooms for smaller group activities, 1:1 therapy sessions and outpatient clinics, or to open the space out into one single area.

St John’s Hospice first opened in 1984 with 10 inpatient beds in St John’s Wood. Since then, the patient and community services have grown to offer support to more than 4,000 people each year. The team is made up of around 200 staff and volunteers working across a wide range of roles and departments.

“This is a very good example of how the team at Style can offer a truly bespoke solution to a very specific client specification,” said Michael Porter, Style’s group sales director.

“This combination of three moveable walls gives considerable flexibility as to how the room is used and, with two of the walls being glass, the Wellbeing Centre is light and welcoming.”

As part of the brief, it was made clear to Style that the staff at the Hospice would need to be able to open out one of the meeting rooms, whilst leaving the second one still closed off.

To make this possible, Style incorporated an operable three-way meeting post that ensures all systems can be opened and closed independently of each other, but which also allows the post to be stacked to one side when required.

For easy access between the areas, a full height pass door has been incorporated.

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