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Chase Farm Hospital

IBI Group provided design services for the award-winning Chase Farm Hospital, a new, five-storey acute hospital based in north London. The design has been developed in consultation with all departments and clinicians, allowing the design team to lead the way with innovative healthcare design.


Client
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Enfield, UK
Excellent BREEAM
5 Storeys
2018 Completed

Considered to be one of the most digitally-advanced hospitals in the UK, the IBI-designed Chase Farm Hospital is equipped to deliver world-class service. The redevelopment of the hospital brought a new, five-storey acute hospital following the merger of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust with Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust in 2014.

Embracing the recommendations of ‘The Naylor Review’ – a landmark report recommending how the Government can fund NHS reforms by selling unused land and buildings – the IBI design team reviewed the whole estate to enable the Trust to release funds through the sale of surplus land for residential and educational use. This response supported the local community’s infrastructure, but meant working within the parameters of a smaller footprint. Replying to the challenges of the site, the design team undertook an intense, collaborative redesign process, working alongside key stakeholders to produce an architectural solution that not only met spatial and financial constraints, but responded to the Trust’s vision for ‘a hotel rather than a hospital.’

The careful planning of the facility helped to drive clinical and cost efficiency, while maintaining a high-quality design focused on enhancing the patient experience. In addition, 40,000 sq. m. of flexible space was incorporated into the overall design to enable the hospital to expand in the future.

The hospital comprises an urgent care centre, inpatient elective surgery and rehabilitation beds, a surgical centre that incorporates a four table ‘Barn Operating Theatre’ (one of three in the country), imaging, diagnostics, endoscopy, chemotherapy and supporting facilities.

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Estates and Facilities Team of the Year

2019

By Building Better Healthcare Awards

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Interior Building Product

2019

TLS Simplicity System,
By Building Better Healthcare Awards

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Estates and Facilities Team of the Year

2019

By Healthcare Estates

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Highly Commended: FM Estates Team

2018

By Building Better Healthcare Awards

We’re finding new ways to put patients first, and are focused on enabling wellbeing both within and beyond the hospital.

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Garry Howard

Studio Director
London, UK

London, UK

Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease.

With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change.

In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.