Medical Architecture – Project Background
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust selected ACA to provide medical architecture services and design a stunning, £6 million new build Allam Endoscopy Centre at Castle Hill Hospital. Already the exciting designs have received planning approval in September 2020.
Twin Building Designs
Particularly, the Allam Endoscopy Centre will be the twin building to the Allam Diabetes Centre at Hull Royal Infirmary, currently under construction and is one of several medical architecture projects for the Trust.
Importantly, Hull City owner Dr Assem Allam generously donated £6 million to the Trust to contribute towards ACA’s design and architectural build of both centres. Such innovative buildings will vastly improve first impressions to the Trust and both hospitals. Moreover, they will be iconic landmarks, welcoming staff, patients and visitors to the hospitals.
Expressively, the beautifully designed curves represent the organs of the body affected by Diabetes and Digestive Diseases. Furthermore, state-of-the-art facilities will bring greater longevity to people’s lives. Additionally, the project will also attract recruitment to Hull’s hospitals, whilst generating investment for their medical centres.
The Allam Endoscopy Centre’s medical architecture designs include improvements to parking facilities and landscaping, including a garden roof. Specifically, the three-storey development will significantly increase the scale of clinical accommodation available.
It will also ensure that the trust has the capacity to respond to the increased demand for these services. Moreover, the building will provide a dedicated research space for the Yorkshire School of Endoscopy.
Particularly, the Allam Endoscopy Centre design aims to achieve a BREEAM “Very Good” rating and “Excellent” in certain areas. Thus, the BREEAM rating enables a client or other stakeholder to compare an individual building’s performance with other BREEAM rated buildings. It also shows the typical sustainability performance of new non-domestic buildings in the UK.
As always, ACA carried out an extensive stakeholders’ engagement process to ensure that the design meets the high-quality aspirations for the development with efficient and functional spaces for healthcare purposes.