All Eyes on Optegra Flagship Hospital
Optegra Eye Health Care’s Flagship Hospital in Harley Street district of London is being hailed as one this year’s top healthcare redevelopments. Designed by international design and technology practice, IBI Group and delivered by contractors ISG Engineering Services, this exquisite transformation provides Optegra with a world-class healthcare environment synonymous with the highest level of professional care.
Shortlisted for the 2016 AJ Retrofit Awards, this modern, patient centric ophthalmic hospital is a stunning refurbishment of two conjoined but divergent period buildings to form an elegant and coherent single space, exemplifying clinical excellence and reminiscent of historical detailing.
“Patients typically remain conscious throughout their clinical procedures,” said Paul Menadue, IBI Group Architect, “and consequently have a heightened awareness of their environment. Our design uses high quality materials, the extensive use of glass to manipulate natural light, and a warm tonal palette to create a calm, reassuring space in an welcoming and luxurious environment.”
Arranged over six floors, the hospital offers ophthalmic consultancy services and surgery all under one roof. Facilities include a dedicated refractive suite, spacious consultant rooms, two operating theatres and a stage-one recovery room, a recovery suite with private patient pods, and a dedicated floor for staff including a south facing roof terrace.
The interior design is supplemented through the extensive use of high quality art, which makes a significant contribution to the quality of the patient environment. Incorporating motion artworks, patients are distracted by playful images, such as birds and butterflies at a time when reading may not be an option due to their eye condition.
Caroline McHugh, Hospital Director at Opegra Health Eye Care added: “The feedback we have had about the hospital and the environment on a daily basis, has been absolutely fantastic. Patients, consultants and colleagues alike, all absolutely love the building and what it stands for.”
About IBI Group
IBI Group is a global team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers, and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create liveable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments. Since our founding in 1974, IBI Group has grown to employ more than 2400 professional staff based in 63 offices located around the world. At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.
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