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Artful memories transform the new Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Grove View integrated health and care hub located in Dunstable has been transformed into a colourful and welcoming public building.

Grove View welcome artwork

Over the last 2 weeks, Art In Site, our public art contractor has installed all the public art in readiness for patients and visitors to enjoy.

During September last year we asked members of the public to submit a memory of the beautiful countryside surrounding Dunstable with many entries received featured the rare Dunstable Downs and local flowers and animals and flora. Inspired by these images, artists Hayley and Marcus Walters have created a set of unique artworks that now adorn the public waiting areas in the hub which opened in March 2023.

Artwork has a valuable effect on a space, especially in a public healthcare setting, enriching the environment for both staff, patients and visitors and creating a sense of wellbeing.

Andy Sharp, Director for Social Care, Health and Housing said:

I am delighted with the artworks that now brighten the walls of Grove View.

We would like to thank everyone that contributed by sharing their memories which have been used to inspire the final creations and hope that they enjoy the artworks when they have an opportunity to view the artwork when visiting the hub.

Marcus and Hayley Walters, commissioned artists said:

We have really enjoyed working on this commission and have also been instrumental in the branding and wayfinding for the development. We both hope that everyone visiting the hub enjoys our modern approach.