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Great Ormond Street Hospital Sight and Sound Centre

Client // Kier London/Sonnemann Toon /David Smith St Ives

Name // GOSH Sight & Sound Centre

Type of Build // Refurbishment

Location // London, UK

Products Installed // Vistamatic Vision Panels


The Great Ormond Street Hospital Sight and Sound Centre supported by Premier Inn is the UK’s first dedicated facility for children with sight and hearing loss. Patients with conditions that affect their ability to see and hear represent the largest outpatient group at GOSH, accounting for 25,000 patient visits each year.

The Project

The Sight & Sound Centre project is a redesign and repurposing of the current Grade II listed Italian Hospital. The centre will house specialist outpatient facilities for the Audiology and Ophthalmology departments. It will include state-of-the-art soundproofed booths for hearing tests, an eye imaging suite, a dispensing opticians and other testing facilities. Features include a new welcoming arrival zone, artworks with sensory elements and a garden with plants that children can touch and smell.


Vistamatic provided vision panels to doorset supplier David Smith St Ives for the GOSH Sight & Sound Centre project.

The privacy vision panels were needed in the Centre’s patient assessment rooms. A mixture of FD60 fire rated and non- fire rated vision panels were used. The 250mm x 800mm Vista Max vision panels were only required to be operable from one side, within the room, with an easy mode of operation. A lever handle was best suited to operate the vision panel as the handles are chromium plated, easy to clean and suited for either hand or elbow operation.

Vistamatic was specified by Sonneman Toon. The project would also see Vistamatic working closely with David Smith St Ives. Marc Evans, Sales Operations Manager from David Smith St Ives said, “Vistamatic were a pleasure to work with on this contract. They are a trusted supplier and our go to source for privacy panels.”

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