As part of our current project work within the Coventry and Warwickshire area, our team recently approached a local baby hospice; Zoe’s Place in Coventry, to offer their services to redecorate their sensory room.
Zoe’s Hospice is a Registered Charity providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
The sensory room is a key part of the hospice and is regularly used to help calm and focus the children to aid learning and interaction with others. However, due to the pandemic, the refurbishment had been put on hold so was in need of an update.
Our team, led by Nabeel Javed (Senior Building Manager), Dominic Kelly (project surveyor) and Louise Davenport (Administrator) worked together with Zoe’s Place and our supply chain partners to revamp the room, working to a very short timescale and in a live environment so the hospice could continue providing care for the children uninterrupted.
The work consisted of:
- Removing the existing flooring and fitting brand new vinyl flooring as well as fitting a special type of skirting for infection prevention.
- Redecorating the walls and ceilings, including filling any previous holes made and a fresh coat of paint. The walls are used to project images for the children so they have been kept cream to allow for better projections.
The work the team has carried out has totally transformed the use of the space and made a real difference within the hospice. Upon completion the staff at Zoe’s Place were completely overwhelmed and happy with the transformation.
Ian Carr, Head of Fundraising (Coventry) from Zoe’s Place said:
“I just want to say a big big thank you to you for all that you’re doing for us here at Zoë’s Place. It’s a big big deal getting this room done and to have you guys come in to volunteer is incredible. Not only are you patching up a terrible paint job, an incomplete floor but you’re doing it in a short space of time. Thank you so much for taking the time to organise this with your suppliers and team. This room is used to help the children have sensory time, calm them down when they aren’t feeling great and will be a space that every child can access. It’s been a project that was put on hold due to the pandemic so thank you for helping it come back to life.”
If you would like to help support Zoe’s Place, please find out more by visiting their site here: https://www.zoes-place.org.uk/coventry/default.aspx