Donated Dulux Trade paint for NHS art project at psychiatric unit in London

  • 12 Apr 2016

Dulux Trade donated a range of paints to be used to inject colour into the Phoenix Unit at London’s Springfield University Hospital.

Hospital Rooms art project

Artists will be working collaboratively with consultants, clinicians, occupational therapists and patients to create and install museum quality artwork in the ward.

The project, a collaboration with South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, aims to positively transform the residential ward’s environment through art and colour.  The project aims to aid the rehabilitation of up to 18 patients who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Co-founded by curator, Niamh White and renowned artist, Tim A Shaw, the project will bring art installations created by world class artists including Gavin Turk, Nick Knight, Assemble, Mark Power and Jo Coles to the hospital environment.

Dulux Trade paint donated

Dulux Trade has provided the artists with paints in a wide variety of colours from its professional ranges, including the recently upgraded Diamond Matt water-based emulsion paint and Weathershield smooth masonry paint.

dulux ladyEwa Czapracka, Marketing Manager, Dulux Trade: “We’re delighted to be a part of this project that will, we hope, improve the wellbeing and outlook of patients, staff and visitors through art. Providing paints from our extensive range for the artists to display their works on is an exciting opportunity for us and we look forward to seeing the space transform into one that could be a blueprint for other healthcare environments.”

Dulux Trade
ICI Paints AkzoNobel
Wexham Road

Leave a Reply

Latest news


Sustainable and ethical design with Troldtekt

There are a range of initiatives that are encouraging manufacturers and specifiers to think about how they work and the products they use – one manufacturer championing these is Danish wood wool panel manufacturer Troldtekt.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Research & Materials Testing, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Walls, Wooden products

Hush Acoustics

New flood risk accelerates stormwater management deal - REHAU

REHAU has announced the extension of an exclusive stormwater management deal with Hydro International for the UK and Ireland.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Drainage Services, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Posts


Sandtex breathes new life into cellar conversion

Sandtex Trade’s X-Treme X-Posure® masonry paint has helped transform a 100-year-old warehouse into both an atmospheric furniture store and a cosy new coffee shop.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Damp & Waterproofing, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation