Piers Gough CBE is a well-known architect and was a personal friend of Maggie Keswick Jencks. He is famous for his bold and imaginative architecture and has created a playful, open plan design for Maggie’s Nottingham.
The near symmetrical design and generous height allows Maggie’s Nottingham to have a sense of space and balance. The elevated oval building of glazed ceramic tile floats over a smaller basement, with plants growing up the sides. Balconies will extend from the kitchen and meeting rooms and a patio will open onto the garden, which is designed to use scent and texture to create a secluded and
uplifting area for people to enjoy.
Nottingham-born fashion designer Sir Paul Smith is designing the interior of Maggie’s Nottingham.
His design will include photos taken during his travels round the world. Sir Paul Smith said: “I am
delighted to be involved in creating this centre for people living with cancer and their family and
friends. It will be a great resource for everyone and a fantastic new addition to the city. Piers Gough
is an incredible architect and it has been a joy to work together on the design.”
“The light, peaceful and non-institutional design of Maggie’s Nottingham will be a sanctuary for all those who walk through the door. Sheltered by trees, the centre will be a homely, comfortable space next to the busy hospital, where anyone affected by cancer can come to relax. The centre is a safe space where visitors can engage with nature while being sheltered from the elements. From the outside the playful appearance will entice people to take a look through the door; once they do the harmony of light and space will create a uniquely welcoming environment.” - Piers Gough