Multi award winning 3 storey new build tertiary care cancer treatment centre, designed to provide both inpatient and outpatient facilities for diagnostic monitoring and treatment of cancer patients and support facilities for carers within a calming and peaceful environment.
Both landscape and interior services have been crucial to the successful delivery of this project. By drawing upon and incorporating the immediate surroundings in to the design of the building, a subtle and natural setting has been created from the peaceful Ward Gardens to the calming details of the Linac treatment bunkers. In an innovative approach the concrete bunkers have been subtly buried in to the sloping site, thus reducing the thickness of concrete radiation protection required and also contributing towards preserving the natural setting, whilst the surrounding landscape has been designed as a parkland setting, with open areas for the locals to wander through the gardens without adversely affecting patient privacy and dignity.
Extensive user engagement has contributed towards sound department and room relationships and the north facing site affords nearly all 800 rooms to have natural light and views without the disadvantages of direct sunlight heat gains.