The original buildings were the stables and pump house for historic Colney Hall and it was crucial that we retained and integrated their rural character into the new enlarged complex.
This has been achieved by leaving the brickwork of the original external walls exposed within the new interior where possible and using simple, solid timber detailing to create screening to subdivide the space. This references the original horse stalls which can still found within the sub waiting area of the Coach House building.
The interior design scheme is a modern expression of equestrianism with details and finishes taking inspiration from traditional saddlery and tailoring techniques in celebration of the building’s original use.
The link extension has created a new entrance and reception which enables patients and staff for the first time to pass from one of the original buildings to the other without going outdoors.
The MRI Room is housed in the new rear extension building whose traditional Norfolk barn aesthetic aligns seamlessly with the original buildings despite the high tech nature of the equipment it contains.