King William Street, London
12,000 sq ft
Fit-out, Interior Design
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Fortius Clinic is a leading worldwide orthopaedic and sports injury clinic which was established in London in 2011 by a group of leading Orthopaedic Surgeons and Radiologists.
tp bennett was approached to design a new state-of-the-art Consultation and Diagnostics Clinic in the heart of The City as part of their expansion programme to service a large proportion of their client base away from their West End Clinic.
Patients enter the clinic through a prominent entrance and attractive period façade where they are greeted by the main reception and directed downstairs to the lower ground floor welcome point.
The circulation and waiting areas are located in the centre of the accommodation with a central pod helping to orientate the patient and add geometry to the space. The various departments, such as consulting, treatment rooms, imaging and procedure rooms are located around the perimeter to optimise the use of space and also retain the various relationships and adjacencies between the departments whilst simplifying patient flows.
The brief was for a light, spacious and welcoming design that created an impression of solidity and wellness for both patients and visitors. With the clinic located on the lower ground floor the design seeks to utilise the minimal natural light sources available on offer, using bright open spaces, ambient lighting, reflective surfaces and clean, simple lines.
The new generous circulation waiting space on the lower ground level has been designed with a contemporary but clinical feel to create a relaxing experience for the patient. The spaces are curved and organic, eliminating the constricted feelings associated with narrow corridors and making the space fluid and articulated. Incorporating tp bennett’s cross sector expertise, the design offers a reassuring clinical feel with finishes reminiscent of a boutique hotel.