Harrogate District Hospital – Theatres, Ward and Imaging


The Brief

Race Cottam has been appointed in to undertake an initial optioneering study to assess the viability of numerous options on the Harrogate District Hospital Site.

The Design

Design of the preferred option is currently being developed. This comprises a new two story block on the site of Therapy Services, which is to be relocated as part of wider works by the Trust. Linked to the existing Hospital Street, the new extension comprises: ·

- Ground floor Imaging Department including MRI and CT Suite, Xray, Dexa and Ultrasound rooms with separate inpatient and outpatient streaming.

- First floor Laminar Flow Daycase Theatres, PACU and 14 bedded 23 hour Ward, along with a Procedure Suite for higher volume minor procedures.

- Second floor rooftop plantrooms and AHU plant, including provision in layout, structure and services for a future admin block.

The primary driver for the project is to release the existing main theatres to focus on key specialties requiring specialised equipment, and thus increasing productivity, with a dedicated ward supporting delivery of the increased daycase activity without additional inpatient beds.

The Outcome

The design is being developed in line with all current healthcare guidance and best practice, and to achieve a BREEAM Excellent in support of wider Trust sustainability plans for a Net Zero site.

Completion is expected December 2025