Cancer Support Centre – Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

Essex, UK

Helen Rollason Charitable Trust and the YJS Charitable Trust



Complete September 2009

Project description:
We worked with the Helen Rollason and YJS Charitable Trusts to explore options for a new Cancer Care Centre. The aim was to provide support and complementary therapies for patients undergoing treatment.

Located in a former bank, the building was utilitarian in its existing state.  The concept was developed around providing a welcoming environment and clear flexible organisation of space within a modest budget.

By rationalising the existing building’s complex configuration; introducing a social heart to the centre; improving the quality of natural daylight to provide an uplifting experience, and creating a new therapeutic landscape, the new centre will provide a calm oasis that can improve the quality of life to those undergoing a traumatic stage in their lives.

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