10th October 2015
Decorative Garden Fence Makes a Difference at York Hospital
Sir Robert Ogden Centre chooses CLD Fencing Systems Decorative Garden Fence in a Corten finish.
Simon Henderson, Head of Cancer Environments at Macmillan Cancer Support commented: “At Macmillan, we want to reach and improve the lives of everyone with cancer. We know that good physical environments support personal wellbeing, contribute to positive treatment outcomes and enable caring and effective staffing. By listening to what patients and staff told we have turned the traditional treatment centre on its head and put their needs at the heart of this inspiring building.”
The holistic design approach has successfully integrated landscaping and art into the interior fabric of the building, to create a beautiful and serene retreat. At the heart of each pebble is a ‘healing garden’; gracious and contemplative spaces which provide pleasing vistas and ensure the building is filled with natural light.
Patients and families are welcomed into a comfortable reception within the first pebble, which leads into the consulting, examination, therapies, and information facilities; visitors can call in to pick up a leaflet, receive one-to-one advice, or attend regular well-being sessions.
CLD fencing Systems worked with the landscape architect to understand the needs of the client and to create the most exciting but subtle fencing solution. The CLD Custom Fence Designs was chosen as it gave the architect the most flexible solution to work with. Our bespoke range has limitless options and can be created to fit any application. The solution chosen in this application was the bespoke Corten fence panels that securely wrap around large steel posts.
Intricate patterns were cut into the panels to let small amounts of light through whilst maintaining a visual screen, this was to ensure that during the winter evenings the Corten steel fencing panels let light through which give a very soft aesthetically pleasing look and feel to this centre.
The overall outcome from the client’s perspective was outstanding and the decorative steel fencing added to the effect. The design fitted with the ‘Macmillan Quality Environment Mark’, incorporating spaces of the highest clinical standard and includes many sustainable features – the building is also set to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.