Willis Newson delivers sensitive, inspiring and imaginative projects that improve wellbeing and quality of life.
We take a creative, ambitious yet practical approach to integrating art and architecture in order to create excellent healthcare environments.
Creative participation is at the heart of our work. We involve people; providing creative opportunities that increase self-esteem, boost morale and connect communities.
We demonstrate the impact of our work and raise standards by evaluating projects and training others to do so.
University Hospitals Bristol: Sanctuary space
Willis Newson commissioned and collaborated with artist Ptolemy Mann to create an innovative, flexible solution using artworks to answer the complicated needs of a multi-use, contemplative space
University Hospitals Bristol: Facade Design
The facade of the Bristol Royal Infirmary has long been lamented as ugly, dirty and in a state of disrepair. When the Trust asked us for ideas on how to improve its appearance, we suggested running a design competition which resulted in a clean, fresh new frontage.
The Cove Macmillan Support Centre, Truro: Integrated artworks and furniture design
Working closely with the architects, interior designers and Macmillan, Willis Newson commissioned visual art, furniture design and wall murals for The Cove in Truro.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare: Art and Interiors
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are building a new family friendly 'Campus' for mental health service provision for children, young people, mother & baby and families. Willis Newson are working in partnership to deliver engagement, consultation and an integrated art and interiors strategy
Brunelcare & Ashley House, Greville Care Home: Landscape artwork
Visual artist Kerstin Bergendal was appointed to work on the landscape design for a new care home in Bristol and brought an innovative, collaborative approach to the project.
Shaw Healthcare, Brentry Care Home: Interiors and Landscapes
Interdisciplinary artists Somewhere collaborate with Noma architects and Landscape Architects Barry Chinn on the interior and landscape design for a new dementia care home in Bristol.
University Hospitals Bristol: Textiles and watercolour
Integrated artworks installed in the new Bereavement Suite, including the Mortuary, Patient Affairs and the Sanctuary space.
St Bernard's Hospital: Poetry, Enamel Panels and Interior Design
Service users at a medium secure unit have inspired artworks and interior design through creative consultation
Southmead Hospital Bristol: Public Art Programme
An ambitious integrated art and architecture programme creating a strong sense of identity for the new £430 million Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Macmillan Delamere Unit, Runcorn - Integrated Artworks
Integrated artworks support the patient journey and create a sense of local ownership and pride.