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Oldham Maggie’s Centre receives Allgood ironmongery

  • 23 Mar 2018

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Maggie’s Centre in Oldham has seen Allgood’s Holt ironmongery fitted, in order to finalise its thoughtful and hopeful design.

Handcrafted from European oak, the Holt range blends effortlessly with the hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) building, reducing the impact of neuropathy for the centre’s patients.

Maggie’s Centre’s offers free support to those affected by cancer, with Maggie’s Oldham built in the grounds of The Royal Oldham Hospital.

Maggie’s Oldham: The Sir Norman Stoller Building is the first hardwood CLT building in the UK.

Designed by acclaimed architects dRMM, the practice opted to use tulipwood CLT for the positive affect it has on people, as well as its beauty, strength, and warmth.

With research indicating wooden structures can help reduce blood pressure and pulse rates, the Wood Housing Humanity Report found the material has increased health and wellbeing benefits than any other.

The innovative use of hardwood CLT with glass means visitors are welcomed with a light, open space, along with views down to the garden below.

Jasmin Sohi, Associate at dRMM said the use of timber for the ironmongery specification was vital.

“Warm to the touch, timber ironmongery reduces the effects of neuropathy. A common symptom of chemotherapy, neuropathy results in pain when touching cold items, such as stainless steel door handles,” she said.

Visiting Allgood’s London showroom, dRMM were introduced to the Holt range; recognisable for its elegant super circular shape, it is handcrafted from European oak and offers the optimum grip for users.

Jasmin added: “The Holt range provides a beautiful, unique timber solution for what, in a typical hospital environment, is stainless steel and cold.

“Conceptually essential, the use of Holt ironmongery ensures that all visitors’ first physical contact with the building is a positive and welcoming experience.”

Bernie Byrne, Centre Head at Maggie’s Centre Oldham said the centre is unique as every detail, down to the use of timber ironmongery, creating the most comfortable and calming environment possible.

“By providing people with a safe and inviting space to make decisions as well as seek emotional support, we hope to help people across Greater Manchester find their way through cancer,” he added.

Franz Lorenschitz, Marketing Manager for Allgood said Holt was developed to be ideal for Maggie’s Centre’s and other care environments. 

“Providing the ideal solution to complete the concept of the Maggie’s Centre in Oldham, we hope the installation will help create a space of calm and comfort for the centre’s users,” he said.

Contact:

Allgood plc
18 Holborn
London
EC1N 2LE
United Kingdom

Phone: 0207 387 9951
Fax: 0207 387 2549

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