Improving the lot of the junior doctors was a Labour Government initative when they came to power. More rooms were required with more and better bathrooms. Centered on a long corridor with striking arches made by the Victorian chimneys from the wards below, the original accommodation was reconfigured to meet the new requirements. Bespoke furniture was designed and a colour scheme – based on a painting by Bridget Riley, was used to make the rooms more individual and to liven up the corridor. Colour is a very inexpensive way of articulating and livening up space. The common room and mess area were also refurbished with long specially designed tables and new furniture.