East Lancashire Hospice

The East Lancs Hospice was  the first palliative care centre in East Lancashire and now  serves  Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley. 

Our brief was to design the interior of the orangery and achieve an ambience that: 

  • Creates an environment for  patients , patient’s families ,visitors and employees  that maximises opportunities for therapeutic and social interaction.
  • Provides a setting that is a part of the service itself, helping to create a memorable experience and contributing to the creation of a therapeutic environment. 

       And is a:

  •  Flexible space that allows for individual and group engagement, fundraising events and celebrations for patients
  • An environment that will provide a sense of living order for patients and families whose life’s are out of balance
  • An environment that brings people together and is associated with wellbeing and normality – not hospitals and ill health
  • Informal modern café area, which draws people to want to sit and take their time over a chat and a coffee.
  • An area that is flexible for small or large groups – for discussions/presentations


These are some images of where we are with the project in Nov 2018  and the launch of the facility is in Feb 2019

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