A modern practice with a sense of history

From the beginning, our vision was to create a functional design—a mix of social and private areas—that delivered masses of visual impact. Colours were selected to be calming and convey a friendly warmth, further complemented by grained wood, marble countertops, and flashes of polished brass.

An optometry practice has existed on this site for more than a century, so were careful to preserve and restore period features, like the fireplace, that reflect the property’s age.

Thoughtful, sustainable design

From the outset, we wanted to stretch ourselves to make sustainable design choices that benefited our clients, community, and the next generation. As such, we removed the gas supply, added eco-friendly insulation, beautiful, sustainable lighting by Tala, energy-efficient windows, and plenty of natural ventilation.

Setting the mood

A visually pleasing space is one thing, but it’s the subtle details like lighting and sound that really create atmosphere and make for a relaxing environment. We hired an acoustician to install a sound system to pipe music throughout the practice and ensure that our consulting rooms are confidential. 

Comfort & safety

During COVID-19, we met the highest recommended regulations to ensure your safety and comfort during eye exams. Hopefully we won’t have to live through a repeat experience, but one of the great things about this design is its adaptability, which provides plenty of space should we ever need to socially distance again. A fresh air exchange improved airflow throughout and easy-to-disinfect surfaces and antimicrobial fabrics keep things sparkling clean.

Stronger & better than ever

A fire in a neighbouring property in July 2019 resulted in extensive water damage to our building and eye equipment, forcing us into a temporary pop-up practice. For 18 months, we worked with the best Cambridge-based interior designers, architects, construction experts, and craftspeople. Together, we created a fabulous space spanning three floors that delivers next-level eye care.

Before and after

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