The Ulster Acute Services Block picked up “Best Healthcare Development (over £10m)” and “Grand Prix Design Award” at yesterday’s Building Better Healthcare Awards. This was a great event attended by Naomi Dunbar, Assistant Director of Strategic and Capital Development from the South Eastern Trust, Andrew Mckeown and Georg Schmidt from Avanti Architects together with design team partners Feargal Harron and Damien Day from Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects.
The Grand Prix Design Award reflected the judges assessment that the project “will set a benchmark for future health developments right around the world”! The design was commended for features such as a ward layout that maximises natural daylight and views to landscape through generous glazing both in the bedrooms and connective spaces that create a positive healing space through integration of art.
This is a fantastic result reflecting the combined effort of the Project Team including South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, CPD (Construction and Procurement Delivery) and the design team of Avanti Architects with Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects, Aecom, Cundall, Baker Hicks, Gillespies, Capita Real Estate ad Infrastructure, with main contractor GrahamBam Healthcare Partnership.
The Ulster Hospital Acute Services Block ‘will set a benchmark for future health developments right around the world’ – Building Better Healthcare Awards 2022 judges panel