Milton Keynes Hospital

Altro brings enchantment to children’s emergency unit

Altro Orchestra, Altro Symphonia

England, UK - The Milton Keynes Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department was undergoing a refurbishment. The goal of its new design was to create a safe, warm and welcoming environment that would appeal to children of all ages.

AD Architects designed the new unit and chose Altro Orchestra to create two colorful reception play areas. The variety of different shades and textures allowed the firm to design an enchanted woodland forest theme using Altro Orchestra throughout. “Altro Orchestra was the ideal choice for flooring because it has excellent color and texture choices, which enabled us to be creative and flexible with the design,” explained Ashley Hughes, an Interior Architect at AD. Parias Commercial Interiors handled the new unit’s construction, while Total Flooring took care of the installation portion.

Altro Orchestra helped to transform the Pediatric Emergency Department into a wonderfully bright, colorful area that encourages play while alleviating anxiety in young patients. “The overall look is fantastic, plus the acoustic and cushioning benefits of the products contribute to the comfort of everyone using the area,” stated John Brierley, Head of Capital Projects at Milton Keynes. This smooth flooring range offers ample comfort underfoot, making life easier on the feet of both staff and visitors.

With a palette of 40 colors and designs varying from calming neutrals to vibrant shades, Altro Orchestra can help set the right atmosphere for any mood. Low residual indentation means equipment and furniture, including hospital beds, can be moved without risking any surface damage. Meanwhile, the integrated sound insulation system cuts impact sound by up to 15dB, making it ideal for areas where comfort and sound reduction are important.

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