Haven House Children’s Hospice

Altro brings all things bright and beautiful to children’s hospice

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

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

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