The National Centre for Stereotactic Radiosurgery - Gamma Knife
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
In 2011 a new Gamma Knife was required to replace the previous model within a new purpose built facility in order to improve the frequency of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
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With limited natural daylight in the lower ground floor site, the team took great care in designing both staff and patient areas to promote wellbeing. An uplifting colour scheme with images of natural scenery were utilised and the layout tailored to maximise a sense of open spaces.
On a site adjacent to the main entrance to the hospital, the radiation shielding requirements and the security aspects of the project were paramount. Access to the site, both during construction and for future maintenance of the medical equipment, also influenced the layout of the unit.