St David’s Hospice, New In-Patient Unit

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Wales

Local Authority Area

Newport

Information about this scheme

St David’s Hospice Care’s brief was for fifteen patient bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. In support of these bedrooms are further rooms and spaces including clinical offices, stores, bathrooms and sluices. The building also connects with the recently built day unit in order to share services. The site for the building was a steep area of grassed amenity land. The in-patient unit is set out in an ”L” shape created to give optimum views and aspect for the patients bedrooms which face a levelled garden area retained by gabions filled with local stone. A campus feel and connection with the existing day hospice building has been achieved by using the longer leg of the new building, to define a rectangular landscaped quad garden. The building also retains levels to make the space usable for fundraising events. The location of the building was further influenced by a carefully retained sweet chestnut tree and the wish to set the building below the ridge of the hill thus reducing the development’s impact on the adjacent housing estate. The Hospice is embedded in the local community and has support from over 550 volunteers from various sectors of society and engages with a wide range of ages to provide volunteering opportunities. There is close working with the local community, schools via the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the probation service and businesses.

Credits

Client

St David's Hospice Care

Architect

KKE Achitects

Main Contractor

Andrew Scott

Quantity Surveyor

Rhomco

Services Engineer

Whiteheads

Services Engineer

Holloway Partnership

Structural Engineer

Structural Solutions

Primary Use Class

Class C2 - Residential Institutions