New Papworth Hospital by HOK

New Papworth Hospital

New Papworth HospitalHOK has been named lead architect for the new Papworth Hospital, a state-of-the-art cardiothoracic facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. HOK’s holistic design concept embraces the Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s ambition to thrive as a center of excellence in cardiothoracic services for the East of England.
New Papworth HospitalThe new 310-bed hospital will welcome the community with a striking architectural form that reflects the park-like setting. By providing patients and family with a comforting, easy-to-navigate environment, the design helps reduce stress and anxiety. Meeting places for patients, family and staff in the main atrium, gardens and restaurant will enhance communication and collaboration across the campus.
New Papworth HospitalThe layout of the new hospital supports the Trust’s model of care by creating discrete zones for ambulatory or outpatient care, emergency services, and diagnostic and treatment functions. The clear separation of these areas creates an environment that is easy to navigate while streamlining admissions and enabling efficient patient transfers.
New Papworth HospitalEach inpatient floor incorporates two nursing units. The innovative double corridor design results in a compact, accessible layout with reduced travel distances and direct sightlines to all patients from the nurses’ stations. This approach facilitates patient privacy and dignity while enhancing patient safety and maximizing views and daylight.
New Papworth HospitalAn innovative building structure, high-performance engineering systems and strategic placement of flexible support spaces will facilitate ongoing reconfigurations to accommodate evolving clinical needs. The design of the new hospital can accommodate future growth of up to 118,000 square feet.
New Papworth HospitalHOK will collaborate with Skanska to deliver the project, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Skanska is the preferred bidder under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract, which includes design, build, finance, operations and maintenance responsibilities. Source HOK.
New Papworth HospitalLocation: Cambridge, UK
Architect: HOK
Size: 118,000 square feet
Year project: 2014
End project: 2017

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