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Architype completes £11m Hereford hospice

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Architype has completed this £11 million hospice building in Hereford

The new 2,791m2 inpatient wing at St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford provides accommodation for 20 patients.

Designed to provide a non-clinical atmosphere, the scheme features a large glazed entrance area, therapy suites, physiotherapy rooms, and guest suites.

The inpatient wing has been arranged around a ‘multi-functional street’ – a double-height circulation space providing discreet seating areas, break-out spaces, and nurse stations.

The private inpatient accommodation is provided in five modular ‘clusters’ which include four ensuite bedrooms that open onto a communal living room.

These clusters have been planned to maximise daylight while offering each patient access to their own outdoor terrace.

The project is the practice’s first hospice building and involved in-depth consultation with staff, patients, and infection control teams alongside intensive research. 

Architype is now set to work on phase two of the project – the refurbishment of the hospice’s existing 1980s building.  The complete strip-out and refit will provide spaces for day-care patients and their families.

Architype St Michaels Hospice

Project data

Location Bartestree, Hereford
Type of project hospice
Client St. Michael’s Hospice
Architect Architype
Landscape architect Churchman Landscape Architects
Structural engineer Integral Engineering Design
M&E consultant Couch Perry and Wilkes
Quantity surveyor Osbourne’s
Main contractor Speller Metcalf
Funding charity
Completion date March 2015
Contract duration 5 years
Gross internal floor area 2,791m2
Form of contract/procurement won through design competition under a JCT SBC/2011 contract
Cost £11 million

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