The Pinderfields Medical Education and Simulation Hub (MESH) serves as both Trust Headquarters and Education Centre, dedicated to providing comprehensive multidisciplinary education, training, conferences, meetings, and exhibition facilities.
The primary objective of the Hub is to offer advanced research and training programs to junior doctors and medical students, catering to the education requirements of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Health Education England, as well as the medical schools of Leeds and Sheffield Universities. The building provides state-of-the-art medical simulation facilities, triple projection, and video conferencing, ensuring cutting-edge resources for medical education and training.
Architecturally, the design of the Hub is characterised by a clear, contemporary form that harmoniously integrates with the surrounding landscape of mature trees. A welcoming and easily navigable entrance plaza acts as the focal point, guiding visitors into the facility. The building’s architectural elements pay homage to the historic Victorian heritage of the Pinderfields campus, featuring red brick facades that blend seamlessly with the local architectural character.
An emphasis on transparency and openness is evident through the extensive use of large glazed areas, creating a sense of inclusion and allowing views of the full-height foyer and the surrounding landscape. This design approach not only fosters a feeling of connection to the outdoors but also enhances the sense of community and collaboration within the medical education environment.
A new training and education centre for a major campus
Location West Yorkshire, UK
Photographer Tom de Gay