Butterfly House, High Wycombe

This client embarked on an expansion plan by bringing together their 2 existing facilities into 1 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 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.

Project Overview

Client South Bucks Hospice
Value £3,600,000
Duration Mar 2017 - Oct 2015
Contract Type JCT 2011 Design & Build


Vincent + Gorbing

Quantity Surveyor

Woodeson Drury

Project Manager

Woodeson Drury

Structural Engineer

JNP Group Consulting Engineers

Services Consultant

Green Building Design Consultants