Working with multiple stakeholders, SWH was appointed as Advisor to the Principal Designer on the development of the hospital, in order to offer a wide range of healthcare services.
SWH were appointed as Advisor to the Principal Designer, on behalf of NHS Property Services, to help rationalise health facilities on the Hythe and Dibden Memorial Hospital site in Southampton.
The scheme, which was granted planning permission in 2017, includes a new community hospital and 21 new residential units, which helped to fund the project and provide additional housing for the local area.
The new facility replaces a complex of outdated buildings. It provides a wide range of services for the local community, including physiotherapy, audiology, gynaecology, respiratory and diabetes clinics.
The design team worked with multiple stakeholders, including West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Property Services and NHS England to balance the technical requirements of many different services.
The original hospital building was opened as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War and this intention has been taken forward into the new design. This includes an etched concrete and glass memorial and images of the former hospital, displayed in key areas.