Race Cottam Associates submit designs for new Cataract Centre at NGH 03 Oct 2016
Sheffield based architects Race Cottam Associates have submitted plans to Sheffield City Council for a new state-of-the-art Cataract Centre at Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Northern General Site.
Race Cottam was appointed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to work with their team of experts to develop designs for the new facility, and have since been novated to contractor Kier, who are to deliver the project under the P21+ framework.
The £4 million facility is to be the first of its type, integrating pre-assessment, theatres and post-operative care, including an outpatient’s unit, in a singular building. The building has been designed to minimise waiting times and increase patient throughput by utilising a flexible layout and a series of interconnected rooms. The architects have paid particular attention to accessibility issues associated with impaired vision and mobility, carefully selecting their palette of materials to clearly define the building entrance. The building has been designed to create simple and logical patient routes, with a clear division between outpatients departments and theatre facilities, which share a common reception area in the centre.
Following approval, construction is planned to start in the New Year, with completion scheduled for August 2017.
This scheme cements Race Cottam’s growing reputation for the delivery of highly technical and complex serviced healthcare projects. It adds to recent successes with Theatres and IMRI at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Pathology laboratories at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and a full refurbishment of the Theatre department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. Race Cottam has also recently completed the new entrance to the Huntsman building at the Northern General Hospital.