Teenage Cancer Trust, Various Projects

Project Overview

We have worked on a number of projects which provide inpatient and outpatient care for the treatment of young people with cancer. Two of the larger projects were in Cardiff and Birmingham.

The Skypad at the University Hospital of Wales was designed to replicate the lifestyle of a young person in the outside world. It combined a range of collective spaces for socialising, relaxing and study, together with space for privacy. The unit was constructed on a logistically demanding land locked site, between 2 multi-storey buildings, and the architect’s response was a stilt-like structure supporting the new building above. The resulting 8 bed centre was the recipient of the Judges Special Award at the Building Better Healthcare Awards.

Similarly the new building at Birmingham Children’s Hospital presented a logistical challenge, both in terms of design and construction, being an extension to the existing oncology ward which was located above the A&E department, ambulance bay and fracture clinic. The completed project provided 6 bed spaces with bathroom facilities, social and learning spaces, kitchenette, nurse station and clinical support services. This project received a Civic Trust Award Commendation.

Client

Teenage Cancer Trust

Location

Birmingham & Cardiff

Architect

Lifschutz Davidson
ORMS

Size

Various

Sector

  • Health Care & Assisted Living

Services

  • Cost Consultancy
  • Project Management
  • Health & Safety (CDM)

Other Projects We’ve Completed Include

Brinsworth House Care Home

Willen Hospice