There are rooms for private consults, an office space and staff room, dirty utilities and a separate, clean store and drug room. With treatments occurring so regularly, we focused on ease of wayfinding and access, locating an all-hours, secondary hospital entry for the clinic adjacent to the existing car park on site. To brighten visits, we played with natural light. Laser-cut steel screens cast patterned shading, filtering views of the new landscaping outdoors, while offering thermal protection for the building.
As our fourth facility design of this type, the unit allowed us to consolidate specialist building services knowledge, while also stretching our technical expertise with some intricate site requirements. The first stage expansion extended the existing hospital footprint, but future provision has been made for a first–floor day surgery above the clinic, which added complexity to construction. Bored piles were required to support the new level, which required careful drilling to navigate the hospital’s main electrical conduits beneath. With meticulous planning and potholing, excavation was managed smoothly with no detrimental impact to services or the construction schedule.