Paediatric Emergency Department, Milton Keynes Hospital, UK

Altro brings enchantment to new children’s emergency unit

Altro Orchestra and Altro Suprema

Issue

The Milton Keynes Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department was undergoing a refurbishment. The overall aim was to create a child-friendly environment that would appeal to children of all ages.

Approach

AD Architects designed the new unit and chose Altro Orchestra to create two colourful, reception play areas. The variety of different shades and textures gave scope for an enchanted woodland forest theme to be created using Altro Orchestra throughout. Altro Suprema safety flooring was also fitted in the new unit’s observation areas, treatment bays and examination rooms. The new unit was built by Parias Commercial Interiors, and the Altro flooring fitted by Total Flooring.
 

Solution

Altro Orchestra flooring helped to transform the Paediatric Emergency Department to a wonderfully bright, colourful area that children love to play in. Altro Orchestra offers comfort underfoot making life easier on the feet for staff and visitors, and with a palette of 40 colours and designs — varying from calming neutrals reflecting tones of nature to vibrant shades — it creates the right atmosphere every time. The Altro Suprema flooring provides a great, practical flooring which is ultrasafe, but also very stylish and exceptionally easy to clean and maintain. The hospital staff are thrilled with the result. For areas where comfort and sound reduction are important, 2.85mm Altro Orchestra has been engineered to create the ideal environment to learn and live. Low residual indentation means equipment and furniture, including hospital beds, can be moved without leaving marks. At the same time the integrated impact sound insulation system cuts impact sound by up to 15dB. Altro Suprema is a sustainable P3 safety flooring that looks good, feels smooth and is exceptionally easy to clean. Design-led Suprema has been developed with colour consultants, architects and end users to reflect contemporary design requirements and interior trends and is available in 33 colours. Featuring Altro EasyClean technology, Suprema offers unmatched resistance to stains, chemicals, abrasions and scuffing, and enhanced cleanability makes it easy to clean and maintain. Suprema has industry-leading durability with a 10-year warranty.
 

“Altro Orchestra was the ideal choice for flooring because it has excellent colour and texture choices, which enabled us to be creative and flexible with the design.”

Ashley Hughes,
Interior Architect, AD Architects

“The overall look is fantastic, plus the acoustic and cushioning benefits of the products contribute to the comfort of everyone using the area.”

John Brierley,
Head of Capital Projects, Milton Keynes Hospital

Looks great with:

Altro Whiterock wall designs
Altro Whiterock Satins
Altro Fortis Titanium
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