BBH Building Better Healthcare Award for Best Acute Hospital Development - Highly Commended

The Extraspace building at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital was Highly Commended in the 'Best Acute Hospital Development' category of the BBH Building Better Healthcare Awards.  The judging panel described the project as 'Welcoming and Human building... This is a well-proportioned development which retains a lightness and a human scale.’ 

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital’s new private patient and radiotherapy unit will deliver interim cancer treatment while the hospital plans a new permanent facility off site.  The building provides 12 consulting rooms and support accommodation, including an X-ray unit with an MRI scanner.  A separate-but-linked radiotherapy unit also contains state-of-the-art equipment including a CT scanner and linear accelerator.  Clinical accommodation is arranged around a series of internal courtyards, bringing daylight into the heart of the building and assist with navigation and way finding.  Externally the building is furnished in stack bonded brickwork and copper bronze aluminium windows and curtain walling.

Using Extraspace’s modular construction methods, the facility has a double-height entrance, with views of the outside and internal courtyards.  Consulting rooms inhabit the perimeter of the building, arranged in pairs around shared offices, with the central section given over to support rooms.  A series of themed internal courtyards punctuate the plan to bring natural light into the heart of the building and to animate waiting areas and aid orientation.