Hull Memory Clinic, Coltman Street, Kingston-upon-Hull
Aims and objectives
The clinic is based in an old community day services building and had a particularly unwelcoming exterior and entrance. The aim of the project was to change perceptions of memory services by improving first impressions and also to create a flexible multiuse space.
The entrance has been redesigned to provide a welcoming, easily accessible open space with wide reception desk. The large central area has been furnished with a range of comfortable chairs and tables.
Integral to the design are three pods along one wall that can be opened up to display assistive technology aids, internet access, a flat screen for presentations and a drinks machine. Patients and staff worked with an artist to make the glass panels and one wall has a changing exhibition of their artworks. A charity has been formed to support the ongoing work of the clinic.