Maggie’s Royal Free Opening
On 31 January Her Majesty The Queen met people living with cancer when she officially opened Maggie’s Royal Free, a new cancer support centre at the Royal Free Hospital, London, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind of Studio Libeskind.
Again, Coexistence consulted on and supplied the furniture package for the centre, and as project lead, Mary attended the opening ceremony.
The centre, located in the Grounds of the Royal Free Hospital, provides free support to anyone affected by cancer and their families. The centre complements cancer treatments offered by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, which receives 50,000 referrals annually.
The centre is a peaceful retreat designed as a home away from home. Its undulating form creates a calm atmosphere with privacy, light, and shade. The building’s footprint is compact, and it expands vertically to make the best use of the site within the hospital grounds. A rooftop deck provides a tranquil and secluded space, and skylights bring in natural light to the lower levels.
Coexistence supplied products from Artifort, Knoll, Fredericia, Massproductions, Tacchini, Vitra, and Very Good and Proper. For more details on the products used, please see our project case study.