The phase B redevelopment of the Ulster Hospital is part of the overall site masterplan developed with the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust for the phased replacement of the existing 1960s hospital.
The masterplan has been designed to take account of the existing phase A buildings on the site to create both an integrated and modern hospital following the completion of the redevelopment as well as a working hospital at each stage of the development process.
The 30,000m2 Inpatient Ward Block is now complete and is the first major building to be completed under the £261m phase B redevelopment programme. The six storey block provides 12 inpatient wards comprising 288 single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The wards are located in the upper four floors of the ward block and enjoy the best views from their elevated position on the sloping hospital site. Level 2 accommodation provides a new day surgery, endoscopy and angiography department, a cardiac investigation unit, a pharmacy and a public café. The main public circulation link and plant areas are located at level 1.
The Acute Services Block is the next phase of the redevelopment programme and is currently under construction. The new building will provide a further 170 specialist beds, a new emergency department and assessment units, radiology, a restaurant and central kitchen, staff changing, mortuary and dedicated floor of clinical support administration.
Following the completion of the Acute Services Block, the existing 1960s ward block will be demolished and new links will be formed between the phase B buildings and the existing outpatient’s hospital. This will be the final stage of the phase B development.
A future phase C is included in the overall masterplan which will provide a new acute treatment centre and children’s department, with new links being formed with the remaining phase A and B buildings. On completion, the remaining parts of the old hospital will be demolished and the remaining area will landscaped to provide a main entrance to the new Ulster Hospital.
Exceptional design quality of truly integrated new clinical accommodation.
Location Belfast, UK
Status Under Construction
Photographer Donal McCann & Roy Moore