The Leicester Children’s Hospital brand is a rocket ship, drawing inspiration from the nearby National Space Centre. Using this idea as an initial foundation, we evolved it into a contemporary take on the concept. Throughout the hospital, circular forms and lighting create subtle solar systems, applying practical function within form.
On arrival, the reception and waiting area sets the tone, with a neutral palette contrasting with vibrant touches of colour in the choices of upholstery vinyl and inset flooring. The bespoke reception desk encourages flow around the space, with a variety of loose seating arrangements to allow family clusters to interact with the space and sit together comfortably. Wayfinding is highly visual and bright, being easy to understand and visible from floor to ceiling in the choices of specific colours and shapes.