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The Christie at Macclesfield Interiors

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The Christie at Macclesfield is a fully-integrated cancer treatment centre that will provide exemplary care to the local community. As the second Christie treatment facility, the architectural language reflects the original: a sweeping elevational form, clad in brass.

The interior response captures these external motifs and introduces elements of biophilic design, in a sensitive interpretation of the bold Christie brand.

The look and feel has been uniquely crafted to provide comfort, privacy and sensitivity. An oasis of calm that softens any clinical reminders.

A signifier of the world-class level of care provided within.

The furniture is designed specifically to balance the curvature of the architecture with the requirements of the space and users.

The bespoke self-serve kitchenette and check-in desk are both crafted with materials specified to be long lasting, ever mindful of the continual use and demanding needs of an important NHS facility.

Our architectural and interior design team worked primarily and fully integrated together in a 3D environment. The use of Revit is little used for interiors in the industry, yet for our team it has proven to save considerable programme time at the delivery stages.

Working at this integrated level allowed all drawings, both 2D and 3D, to be updated in real time, including FF&E schedules and renders. This not only increased the management and accuracy of drawings, it meant we could adjust renders in real time and immediately show the effect of change to the client.

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Creating a healing environment by harmonising the internal and external.

The external landscaping takes advantage of the retained mature trees, with additional planting to provide a screened external space for patients and staff. This space is visible from the facility’s central waiting area, creating a light and open environment.

The interior design complements this external emphasis by keeping the space open for natural light and choosing a soft colour palette. Small timber screened areas are permeable to allow light to filter through. These areas provide privacy and a sheltered space for quiet reflection.

The feedback on these areas has been so positive from both patients and staff that this element will be installed throughout The Christie’s estate.

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