Haven House Children’s Hospice

21 Nov 2019 by Altro Australia

“The floors and walls look as fresh and vibrant as when they were first fitted and are very easy to clean and take care of.”- Eileen White, Haven House Director of Care


Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green, Essex, provides the highest level of respite and palliative care to families and young people from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

In the hospice children benefit from a range of play activities, as well as day and overnight stays. They also have access to music therapy, aquatic physiotherapy, physiotherapy and therapeutic yoga.


Haven House interiors needed to be hard-wearing and functional, because a lot of areas are clinical spaces. Altro was recommended by Great Ormond Street Hospital.

A visit to Altro’s offices at Letchworth proved to be inspiration for the design scheme at Haven House.


The brightest and boldest Altro floor and wall products have been used, with rainbow staircases and cleverly colour zoned areas making the facility strikingly beautiful inside and out.

A few months after the refurbishment, the feedback from children, staff and visitors to their new colourful environment at Haven House has been overwhelming.

“Altro helped us to see that we could use colour everywhere, in both a practical and aesthetic way, create a bright and beautiful interior and still fulfil our functional brief.”- Judi Porter, Haven House Family and Community Support Manager

Altro Orchestra 15dB flooring has been designed for areas where comfort and sound reduction are important.

Altro Whiterock Chameleon is ideal for making a bold colour statement.

Altro Wood Safety is an attractive wood-look flooring available in a range of designs.

Altro Whiterock Satins is ideal for creating a subtle mood using colour.

Altro Walkway 20 is a hugely popular, hard-wearing flooring with a range 42 colours.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad makes it easy to create a bespoke wall design.

Altro Pisces provides superb performance whether wet or dry, in shoes or barefoot in wet environments where the likelihood of a slip is very high.

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Altro Australia
Altro Australia
Altro has been at the forefront of innovation for over 100 years. And still today we work closely with architects, end customers, engineers, designers and contractors worldwide to help them transform everyday spaces into environments that improve the wellbeing of everyone who uses them.By consistently turning creative thinking into practical, real-world flooring and wall cladding solutions – that maintain the highest standards of safety and durability – Altro has become synonymous with quality. From focusing on how the different sectors we serve need their spaces to perform, to the call for more environmentally sustainable materials, Altro is constantly challenging what is possible and seeking new ways of inspiring our customers and answering their biggest challenges. We combine the best in contemporary style with the functionality required to improve the way we all live and work, wherever in the world that may be. Altro Australia is headquartered in Melbourne, with representation across Australia.


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