Manor House Hospital
The design for this care facility utilises the existing topography to create a striking architecture
The design for this care facility utilises the existing topography to create a striking architecture. The concept locates the hospital building towards the eastern edge of the site to maximise the profitability for land sale, a key factor in the feasibility of this new hospital. Bedrooms have east/west orientations offering comfortable thermal environments and enjoyable natural light.
The core principle for the internal planning was to establish a clear identity for the day hospital, administration functions and associated mental health wards. The day hospital, support functions and general public spaces are located on the ground floor either side of a welcoming double height entrance. The upper floors house the wards at either end of the ‘chopsticks’ with administration facilities in between.
The building takes a great leap from the typical healthcare building whilst being designed to respect the stringent building codes of HTM and HBN.
Client: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation