Planning Consent for New Haematology, Oncology and Women

Stride Treglown’s design for a new building to house services for women’s health, cancer and blood disorders at a Dorset hospital have been approved by councillors. The 2,000 sq m (21,500 sq ft) Jigsaw Building will be based between the Eye Unit and Derwent Suite for Orthopaedics at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Health officials have said it will be a centre of excellence for oncology, haematology, gynaecology, breast care and early pregnancy.

The scheme provides 2 floors of clinical and ancillary accommodation nestled within the existing nucleus template building layout. The extension is wrapped in variegated colour Trespa cladding on the first floor punctured with ribbon windows, white brick to the ground floor and an undulated roof form to conceal roof top plant.

During the user group engagement we trialled the use of Revitzo software which enables the user to have complete control and walk around the proposed 3D environment. This was very successful and well received by the medical staff and stakeholders. Our Revit model had been generated to include all ADB components and took only a short time to export into Revitzo. The rewards outweighed the time taken to learn and trial this new software and the feedback has been very positive.

The project is due to start on site this autumn and is targeting BREEAM Excellent 2011. The project was also featured on the BBC Dorset News website pages and the Architects Journal news page – AJ subscribers can view the article here.