The brief

Having supported Christopher’s Shooting Star Chase through Area’s parent company, Fourfront Group for over a decade, and following a refurbishment of the reception area a year previously, Area were asked to deliver a comprehensive refurbishment to Christopher’s children’s hospice in Guildford.

With no refresh of this kind since 2001, the brief was to brighten and update common areas, corridors, children’s bedrooms and the flats used by parents.

Our solution

The refurbishment to the children’s bedrooms included a new tree theme for the bed headboards, vanity units, state-of-the-art ‘H’ hoists, new décor and flooring.

A warm and inviting atmosphere has been created in the family lounge and dining area with comfortable, plush furnishings, innovative lighting, vibrant dining tables and rainbow coloured toy cupboards. The flats, which supported families can use during respite care, were also given an update with modern comfy décor to help give a home from home feel.

The main refurbishment took place over sixteen weeks with Area working around the care team and children to ensure care services weren’t disrupted.

Christopher’s Children’s Hospice, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1LP
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"It was an honour to see the fantastic refurbishment at Christopher’s and spend time meeting the children, young people, families, volunteers and staff. I am very proud to be a Vice President of Christopher’s Shooting Star Chase and would like to thank everyone involved for all the vital support and care given to families now and in the future."

Vice President, Christopher’s, Shooting Star Chase

Project insight

“We were delighted to have been able to help Christopher’s Shooting Star Chase with reinvigorating Christopher’s hospice. It’s a privilege to have been able to support the work that this vital charity carries out, and the project team are really pleased that the end result has made a real impact.”
- Justin Lewis, Head of Client Support, Area


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