The hospice will be an inspiring space for palliative care, relaxation and adventure in a home from home environment.
Take a look at the architect renders by Squire & Partners.
The bright, eco-friendly hospice includes six children’s bedrooms and three self-contained family rooms. For day visits, as well as those staying, the hospice will provide:
- soft play
- teen den
- wet play
- games room
- therapy room
- music room
These will include training areas for nurses and specialist carers as well as end of life care, a multi-faith room and bereavement suits.
The building is a contemporary ‘barn’ space with glazed panels, painted timber fins, and four brick-clad wings with timber panels that open and windows overlooking the gardens.
It will sit in a 7.5-acre nature reserve. Landscaping will act as a key feature, creating a pleasant and calming environment, providing play areas, and linking the mood inside to the astounding green belt surroundings.
At the heart is a light-filled vaulted hall, connecting four wings and providing a series of flexible social spaces under a timber-framed pitched roof. Each gable end is glazed to offer a welcoming entrance and draw the landscape into the building.