We were delighted to join the opening party with our clients The Howard De Walden Estate and Isokinetic to celebrate Isokinetic’s permanent establishment in Harley Street and we wish them every success in their new home!
Isokinetic Medical Group is a specialist Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation group formed in Italy, 27 years ago. As part of the FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence network, the group embraces the new international dimension of healthcare and came to London in 2012. After 2 years in a Pop-Up clinic, Isokinetic moved into 11 Harley Street on 29th September 2014. Sonnemann Toon have been instrumental in creating a functionally innovative space and one of the leading centres of its type in Europe. Michael Davison, Isokinetic’s Managing Director in London noted that, ‘Sonnemann Toon’s vision has helped realise a space which provides strong visual lines that underpin the progress of a patient during the rehabilitation process. It is a light, warm and inspiring environment.’
STA are delighted with the results of the Building Better Healthcare Awards – the practice won the Clinicians Choice Award for the European Scanning Centre project.
Category judge, Dr Roy MacGregor, said of the entry: “This is a wonderful scheme that, instead of just utilising artwork to relax patients, actually reflects the scientific and technical nature of radiology equipment and services. It is taking technology to the nth degree.”
ST are excited about winning the 2014 International Property Awards for Best Public Service Architecture in the East of England for Spire Cambridge Lea and were Highly Commended for Architecture Single Residence in London for 3 Devonshire Mews North.
For this month’s First Friday, STA fled the office to enjoy some summer sunshine and enjoy the Louis Kahn exhibit at the Design Museum (and some enormous pizzas at the Dickens Inn at St Katherine Docks!).
This week the office enjoyed a walking tour to Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion, stopping to enjoy a few drinks and a few facades along the way.
Sonnemann Toon attended this fascinating cross-disciplinary course exploring the latest concepts and ideas in Emergency Department design.
The design workshops allowed Clinicians, Estates teams and architects a unique opportunity to brainstorm ideas on how an A&E design can facilitate clinical processes and support the delivery of care.
STA attended Employment Law and H&S Briefing Seminar hosted by Peninsula, covering important updates on:
– New or impending legislation on issues such as pensions, temporary workers and the Equality Act.
– Legal obligations as a business owner or manager.
– Ensuring best practice in health & safety at work.
– Common misconceptions held by employers regarding the law.
STA has partnered with Halfords to offer staff Cycle2work scheme, enabling employees to access bikes for cycling to work.
Burn calories, save CO2, it’s good for your health and the environment too!
STA has been certified to ISO-9001 since April 2008 and has recently achieved certification to both OHSAS-18001 and ISO-14001, the two new standards have been bolted onto our original Quality Management System to form our in depth Integrated Managements System.
These certifications show STA’s continued commitment to sustainability, safe working conditions, and quality management.
STA staff attended the audio webinar BIM for Small Practices: Implement & Collaborate. The webinar focused on how to make using virtual systems a reality for architect’s implementing BIM within a multidisciplinary project team.
The webinar also included helpful lessons and pitfalls of BIM while going through real time BIM case study from a small practice. We learned about design work-flow and productivity when managing documentation and business processes while collaborating in BIM.
Check out a virtual tour of the London Bridge Hospital oncology here.