The Hospice currently caters for around 30 patients and was expanded in 2008 (receiving a Lord Mayor’s commendation) to treat patients with MS and motor-neurone disease as well as cancer patients. As the Hospice will also accommodate patients with dementia, the existing facilities are all now under strain, hence the proposed extension and alterations of the Hospice buildings
Both patients and staff have contributed to the design process and the proposals comprise an extension and internal alterations to the existing 1980s extension, providing a modern ancillary wing to house treatment, therapy, counselling, bathing and WC, along with a patient quiet room overlooking the pond and garden.
Phase 2 has extended the existing building and provided additional clinical and support accommodation, large dining room and new kitchens. This accommodation links into phase one and forms an attractive and secure landscaped courtyard.
Phase 3 is a landscape project providing lift access from the Hospice down into the gardens which will provide outside seating areas, a rock garden and raised planting beds to be used and enjoyed by all. The design has refurbished and integrated the original pond and ‘canal’ water feature retaining the historical context of John Player’s House.
For all three phases of the works, FEA provided to support to the Hospice in successful bids for grant funding from the Department of Health, secured planning approval and provided architectural services for the build phase based on a traditional form of contract.
The Nottingham Hospice