Part of a multi-million pound redevelopment, accommodation included multi and single bed wards, operating theatres, paediatric, IAU, ITU, office and ancillary facilities.
The design was optimized for DfMA (Design for Manufacturer and Assembly) and entirely delivered using BIM (level 2). CADCAM generated precast concrete panels with integrated insulation and an inner structural core were delivered to site for fast-track erection.
Architecturally colour and modulation in panel sizes was used to enliven a site otherwise dominated by brutalist grey concrete facades from the 1960s. A 5-storey high atrium provide natural daylight to every level. Bedrooms are extensively glazed providing views out to landscaped areas to the north of the site.
The building was designed using passivhaus principles and is rated BREEAM ‘excellent’.
Client: Bristol University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Architect: Ashley Smith (Associate Director – Coda Architects Ltd)
Structural Engineers: Aecom
Service Engineers: Hoare Lea
Project Managers: Turner & Townsend