Yes to Life are a charity, based in the southeast, seeking to empower people with cancer to make informed decisions about their medical and care options. They seek to be a refuge of comfort and tranquillity, in addition to providing knowledge of alternative therapies and lifestyle choices to benefit their illness. As such, the site is in a beautiful, isolated landscape and the designs intend to maximise the visual effect of the natural surroundings.
The building is to have spaces that provide information about, in addition to treatment, alternative medicines, counselling, a library, a shop, space for public events as well as providing some accommodation. The client has emphasised the desire for the building to use as much 'green' technology as possible, and that it is essential that the result is a homely, cosy environment that anyone can feel comfortable in.