At Vistamatic, all our projects are important, but there are some that hit close to home and are really extra special. This year, we are proud to have played a small part in the refurbishment of a very special location.
The Great Ormond Street Hospital Sight and Sound Centre supported by Premier Inn is the UK’s first dedicated facility for children with sight and hearing loss. Patients with conditions that affect their ability to see and hear represent the largest outpatient group at GOSH, accounting for 25,000 patient visits each year.
The Sight & Sound Centre project is a redesign and repurposing of the current Grade II listed Italian Hospital. The centre will house specialist outpatient facilities for the Audiology and Ophthalmology departments. It will include state-of-the-art soundproofed booths for hearing tests, an eye imaging suite, a dispensing opticians and other testing facilities. Features include a new welcoming arrival zone, artworks with sensory elements and a garden with plants that children can touch and smell.
For the team at Vistamatic, GOSH holds a special place, with many of the staff having personal experience with the amazing care that they provide. We regularly help to fundraise, with one of the team running the 2021 Royal Parks Half Marathon in support of the charity. So, when Vistamatic was specified by Sonneman Toon for the project, we were very happy to oblige.
Vistamatic provided vision panels to doorset supplier David Smith St Ives for the GOSH Sight & Sound Centre project. The privacy vision panels were needed in the Centre’s patient assessment rooms. A mixture of FD60 fire rated and non- fire rated vision panels were used. The 250mm x 800mm Vista Max vision panels were only required to be operable from one side, within the room, with an easy mode of operation. A lever handle was best suited to operate the vision panel as the handles are chromium plated, easy to clean and suited for either hand or elbow operation.
Marc Evans, Sales Operations Manager from David Smith St Ives said, “Vistamatic were a pleasure to work with on this contract. They are a trusted supplier and our go to source for privacy panels.”
Mark Nash, Managing Director of Vistamatic said, “We are happy to be involved in the refurbishment of such an iconic and important location, and to be able to support the innovative work that Great Ormond Street does. We hope the Sight & Sound Centre provides children with a cheerful and soothing experience for years to come.”