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.

Featured Projects

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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University Hospitals Bristol: Textiles and watercolour

Integrated artworks installed in the new Bereavement Suite, including the Mortuary, Patient Affairs and the Sanctuary space.

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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

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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

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Macmillan Delamere Unit, Runcorn - Integrated Artworks

Integrated artworks support the patient journey and create a sense of local ownership and pride.

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