Our work has focused on creating a world class palliative care environment with a homely and relaxing atmosphere.
Meetings with staff combined with tours of the proposed site, existing facilities and other provider’s facilities have informed the brief and shaped our thinking as we develop the building services strategy.
Resilience of service has featured heavily through our discussions and the Hospice has been designed with a robustness of service commensurate with a leading edge facility.
We are delighted to announce that the new Hospice recently was granted planning permission. Our work has been carefully co-ordinated with NORD to optimise daylight provision into each space without the penalty of glare or overheating. Combining our work with our Fire Engineers has created space with light which facilitates well being and allows ease of way finding.
The end result is a care environment which breaks with tradition. Computer simulation has helped to provide a services design with several low or zero carbon strategies where reduced running cost and appropriate capital expenditure is in line with a charitable trust. Ground coupled earth tubes which will passively preheat or precool the incoming supply air are being evaluated whilst on the upper levels and in all bedrooms, natural ventilation will be employed.