Forbo Flooring Systems’ solutions installed at state-of-the-art Cancer Centre


An array of solutions from Forbo Flooring Systems have been installed throughout a state-of-the-art Cancer Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH).

Designed by Ryder Architecture, the facility brings patient experience to the fore, where the integrated flooring scheme seamlessly guides users through the building. The prestigious project took home the winner’s accolade in the 2020/21 annual Fly Forbo competition.

International design practice, Ryder, was brought on board to design the interior.

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Toby Ingle, Associate, said: “We opted for a timber effect in all of the circulation spaces to provide a sense of continuity. In the non-clinical areas – such as the lift lobby and main reception right up to the front door of outpatients, as well as in the corridor upon exiting the chemotherapy suite – we chose Forbo’s Allura Flex Wood Luxury Vinyl Tile planks in White Autumn Oak, which were installed in a staggered pattern. The playful use of the planks really adds a sense of dimension to the space, making it a much more friendly environment, as opposed to being cold and ‘institutional’. The planks are also easy to clean and can be replaced easily (if damaged), thanks to their modular format.”

Alison Sandaver, Macmillan Lead Chemotherapy & Teenage and Young Adult Nurse at MKUH, commented: “The design of the Cancer Centre is truly amazing. Staff and patients alike really appreciate what has been created and the aesthetics of the building provides a spacious, bright and clean environment for all affected by cancer in Milton Keynes. The design has enabled an improved flow throughout the department which ultimately has improved the experience of patients.

“We had a vision of what we really wanted for our patients and this building has achieved it and more.”

The Cancer Centre project was delivered through the ProCure22 Framework where Forbo Flooring Systems is an approved supplier on the scheme. This provides MKUH with the reassurance that all of the flooring solutions that have been installed are fit for purpose and also makes future maintenance a lot easier for the client.

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