UK treatment centre wins healthcare design award

A treatment centre in northwest England designed by IBI TaylorYoung has a won a 2013 Building Better Healthcare award.

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November 8, 2013

MANCHESTER, UK – A treatment centre in northwest England designed by IBI TaylorYoung has a won a 2013 Building Better Healthcare award.

The Hanover Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, in Wigan, northwest of Manchester, won the award for Best Use of Existing Estate, Estates and Facilities Management Class. The award recognizes a project that improves existing buildings to deliver modern healthcare services.

The centre was a rundown, partly deserted 1970s building with outdated patient and staff facilities that failed to meet the expectations of a modern National Health Service. In just nine months, the building was transformed into an iconic landmark delivering high-quality accommodation for patients and staff.

The £6.8-million investment marks the largest clinical services development by the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust since 2004, and the most significant at Leigh since the early 1980s.

The award judges commented that “This was an outstanding entry and demonstrated vision and fresh thinking in converting an existing building into a modern, fit-for-purpose and patient-centric healthcare facility. Striking external finishings coupled with internal spaces that were welcoming and gave a feeling of safety made this the winner of a very competitive category.”

For more information, contact Lesley Gleave.

Read more about the project at the Building Better Healthcare website.

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