Kendall Kingscott were appointed as Architect to provide construction drawings for this dedicated breast cancer centre and Macmillan well-being centre, which will provide screening, diagnosis and aftercare services for patients from across the region. The project involved the redevelopment and extension of the historic Beaufort House in the grounds of Southmead Hospital, originally a workhouse. In order to develop the designs our team have worked closely with the Contractor and NHS trust users, designers and artists to fully co-ordinate and incorporate all stakeholder requirements.
Key features of the scheme include a modern, bright and comfortable environment making the most of natural light views of the outside; dedicated exits through courtyards for patients following consultations to enable greater privacy and the centre will be divided into separate areas allowing direct access to the two main clinical areas without patients having to pass through one area to reach another. A key challenge, which the design was required to meet, was the integration of a large number of new services whilst maintaining the integrity of the existing historic structure.
The building has been designed to meet BREEAM Very Good Standard.
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