Optegra Eye Hospital
Specialist provider of ophthalmic services and a pioneer in eye health care, Optegra approached IBI in 2013 to design its flagship hospital in the prestigious Harley Street area of London. IBI’s architectural and interior design solution transformed two heritage buildings to create a world-class healthcare environment, offering a full range of patient services within a single integrated facility.
ClientOptegra UK Limited
All eyes on Optegra’s flagship refurbishment in the Harley Street area of London
Working with Optegra since 2009, IBI Group was appointed to work on the feasibility and design of a new flagship ophthalmic hospital that would provide patients with both consultation and surgical services in a single facility in London’s medically-prestigious Harley Street area.
The state-of-the-art facility occupies six floors of two adjacent former residential properties at 25 & 27 Queen Anne Street. Behind stunning Victorian & Edwardian façades, this modern, patient-centric hospital forms an elegant and coherent space, exemplifying clinical excellence and calm, welcoming comfort. Patients visiting the eye hospital typically remain conscious throughout their clinical procedures, and consequently have a heightened awareness of their environment. One of IBI’s main priorities was to optimise the provision of natural light throughout the building – a significant challenge in a building type characterised by a multiplicity of functional spaces, many requiring enclosure for reasons of privacy or clinical functionality.
Onsite facilities include a dedicated refractive suite, spacious consultant rooms, two operating theatres with an associated stage-one recovery room, a recovery suite with private patient pods, and a dedicated floor for staff including a south-facing roof terrace. The hospital’s interior design makes extensive use of high-quality art and every aspect of the facility has been designed to flow perfectly, with patients’ needs at the heart of its design.
Optegra Eye Health Care