Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust


Permanent exhibition and installation

In late Summer 2008 we were asked to tender for a very interesting project at our local NHS hospital.

A very very long corridor which linked the main public area of the hospital and the maternity unit was being re-decorated and it was proposed that 22 large exhibition panels showing the entire history of the facility be designed and produced and hung along the length of the space.

We were lucky enough to win the pitch and set about sourcing images for the project and designing the panels. We worked very closely with all the stakeholders to produce 22 large panels which told the story of the hospital, from its humble beginnings, to the present day as a major international teaching hospital.

What the client said

Nick worked with us on a project to animate the hospital’s archives to create an accessible, large-scale permanent exhibition in the main hospital corridor charting the history of medicine in Cambridge and of Addenbrooke’s hospital.

The project involved working with a range of partners including the hospital archivist, photographers, Estates & Facilities, the hospital’s communications team and representatives from the Medical Research Council. Nick approached the project with gusto, rapidly coming up with a design solution and nursing this design through a series of complications and challenges.

The final exhibition provides a contemporary take on a challenging subject which is visually appealing and intellectually stimulating and is a vibrant antidote to the worthy, wordy displays used for so many history projects in the NHS and elsewhere.

Damian Hebron. Director, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust