Throughout the latter half of 2020 Imium worked with CPC to further their mission of helping a greater number of families affected by Cerebral Palsy within Wales. CPC had purchased a building in Llanishen, Cardiff, that was previously an office space and our team was tasked with transforming it into a centre of excellence of Cerebral Palsy therapy.
Imiums’ design team worked closely with the client and Loyn+Co architects to gain a thorough understanding of how the new space will transform the lives of the children being treated in the centre. Imium developed the architects’ stage 3 proposals into a scheme which was purpose built to meet the needs of CPCs’ patients and provide a comfortable working environment for various teams within the charity. The works included a full strip out and transformation of the ground floor to create a welcoming reception and lounge space, accessible WCs and showers, a suite of therapy rooms including accessible hoists, folding partitioning and an accessible kitchen for therapy purposes.
External areas were also developed and made fit for purpose, with the creation of a new main entrance with ramped access, a garden space and an accessible play park for the children to enjoy. The design team worked closely with the marketing team from CPC to create a vibrant, fun and friendly space which feels like a home from home for the families who visit and allows staff to deliver the best care possible, which was then expertly delivered by our Projects team.
The Cerebral Palsy Cymru centre is open and changing the lives of families, however, due to the pandemic the scale of the refurbishment had to be scaled back. Imium are continuing to work with CPC to add the additional features as funding becomes available.
To find out more about the incredible work the Cerebral Palsy Cymru do and to donate to the Build a Better Future appeal please visit: https://www.cerebralpalsycymru.org/build-a-better-future-appeal