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Royal Cornwall Hospital Delivery Suite, UK


Twenty-five years since its last refurbishment, the maternity Delivery Suite at the Royal Cornwall Hospital was in need of a revamp. The new facility has been created to ensure mothers, babies and families have a home-fromhome experience, but in a clinical and psychologically safe environment. The maternity Delivery Suite comprises of nine delivery rooms and also includes a high dependency unit. With these very high traffic areas, robust, yet good looking interior design products were a must.


The team wanted to bring an essence of Cornwall into the space to evoke the calming influence of the sea and the natural world, but needed a solution with proven clinical credentials in safety, hygiene and maintenance.

“Every staff member in the maternity department was asked to submit their ideas for the new space, their vision, both practically and visually,” said Zoe Nelson, Acute Maternity Matron at the hospital. “Our Estates Department Manager, Duncan Clift, recommended Altro, because he has used them before in the hospital with great success and trusts their products.”


The Royal Cornwall Hospital chose Altro Wood and Altro Pisces safety floors in colours to represent sand. For the walls, they selected Altro Whiterock Satins in ocean hues to mirror the sea, and Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection in Pearl and Battleship to replicate rocks. Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) was used to portray wall art of Cornish ocean scenes. The result is a beautiful environment that promotes a relaxing birthing experience for mother and baby.

Altro Wood is a homely and stylish wood-look option with PTV≥36 slip resistance, great for creating biophilic environments.

Altro Pisces is a domestic look specialist safety floor for wet areas, offering slip resistance for shoe and barefoot.

Altro Fortis Titanium offers durable wall protection, perfect for areas subject to high levels of traffic such as in education and healthcare.

Altro Whiterock Satins is a colourful, satin finish wall sheet with all the hygiene and durability of Altro Whiterock, allowing you to vary the mood to stimulate or soothe.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) is a custom printed Altro Whiterock wall sheet, using your designs. Perfect for feature walls.

Looks great with:

Altro Wood adhesive-free
Altro Aquarius
Altro Whiterock wall designs

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As well as visually stunning, it was recommended that Altro products would be ideal for this environment because they are safe, robust and easy to keep clean -  all vital factors.

Altro products have helped us to transform the Delivery Suite into something very special, and even though we had a very tight budget we were able to completely realise our vision with what I believe are the very best products on the market.