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Library and Training Centre at Macclesfield District General Hospital

Library and Training Centre at Macclesfield District General Hospital


Lauren Fairley


20 November 2023

We have recently completed a transformative project within Macclesfield District General Hospital involving a remodel of existing first floor office space into a new staff and student education and training centre. The strategic redesign of this area positions it as the NHS trust’s flagship, drawing inspiration from higher education environments, and supporting the trust in its aspirations to provide improved educational facilities.

We began the design process by engaging with the various stakeholders, including clinical staff, librarians, training staff and lecturers. Through interactive visioning sessions we were able to develop and refine the brief to ensure that the space would encompass everything the various users would need.

Rendered Floorplan – Work in progress plan during the development stage of the project

Beyond the traditional, the new centre includes an integrated library, dedicated training rooms, classrooms, simulation, breakout, and touchdown spaces as well as supporting facilities for staff, locker provision, print stations and dedicated hot and cold drinks facilities. 

We provided a full interior design service including ceiling treatments, selection of finishes, detailed joinery design and furniture and lighting selections. The furniture has been delivered in partnership with Workwell, with key pieces selected to integrate planting and power throughout the space to support wellbeing and flexibility.