South Bucks Hospice, High Wycombe
Palliative Care Hospice
- Client: South Bucks Hospice
- Project Value: £3,600,000
- Project Duration: October 2015 - April 2017
- Contract Type: JCT 2011 Design & Build
- Architect: Vincent & Gorbing
- Quantity Surveyor: Woodeson Drury
- Project Manager: Woodeson Drury
- Structural Engineers: JNP Engineers
- Mechanical Consultant: E7 Building Services
This client embarked on an expansion plan that had a major impact on the local community, by bringing together their two existing facilities into one new state-of-the-art Community Hospice.
The 3 storey structure provides purpose-built areas for clinical treatments, Lymphedema care, complementary therapy, physiotherapy and counselling. There is dedicated space for young adults, patients and carers, with creative therapies having specific areas for activities such as indoor and outdoor gardening, art classes, music and writing therapy.
The building design provides a homely rather than hospital environment, with subtle features such as boxed bathroom services, specialist coloured lighting, feature LED lighting, sliding/stacking doors to the café/dining areas and pocket doors providing greater wheelchair access. A highly innovative chilled beam convection HVAC system was installed by our M&E division E7 Building Services and we successfully achieved the desired BREEAM Very Good rating.
Externally, complications were overcome with incorrect positioning of the new access road and services. The scheme was redesigned to suit the new position, with retaining walls added to accommodate level changes. The variety of finishes specified including oak porches, cedar cladding, rendered panels, brickwork and aluminium fascias and soffits, required close co-ordination of materials and trades. The new car park accommodates 29 vehicles with the overall site extensively landscaped.
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