Crystal Centre, Chelmsford

Crystal Centre, Chelmsford

The Crystal Centre is a new-build residential and outreach facility for the ‘elderly with dementia’ developed at Broomfield Hospital (Chelmsford) by the North Essex Mental Health Partnership Trust.

In the two Reception Areas, the ‘blue waters’ of the seascape vistas reference the ‘clear thinking’ ethos of the Centre.

Through the various activities and therapies available at the Centre, the patients will be working towards the same ‘clearer thinking’. However, within the Day Unit, the images were carefully chosen to stimulate patients’ memories and assist them in recalling experiences from normal family life.


  • Object – Source, select and supply artworks for dementia centre
  • Client – Crystal Centre
  • Sector – Healthcare/residential
  • Location – Chelmsford
  • Status – Completed


  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Community Arts
  • Art Selection
  • Procurement
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation