New QEII Hospital

New QEII Hospital

The New QEII Hospital is one of a new generation of NHS local hospitals aimed at keeping key hospital functions close to communities while moving specialist acute and in-patient care to fewer larger centres.

  • New QEII Hospital 1
  • New QEII Hospital 2
  • New QEII Hospital 3
It’s an exciting start for the New QEII. The building has a great open feeling with natural light, which is fantastic and will really help patient care. Tracy Byrne, Nurse Practitioner Urgent Care Centre, New QEII Hospital
  • New QEII Hospital 1
  • New QEII Hospital 2
  • New QEII Hospital 3

The design seeks to respond to the Garden City context of Welwyn through its integration of gardens and building, its use of materials − timber, render, glass and hung tiles − and its pitched roof line. The external landscaping flows under the generous colonnaded entrance, through the foyer and into the large courtyard garden, creating a sense of openness upon arrival.

  • New QEII Hospital 1
  • New QEII Hospital 2
  • New QEII Hospital 3

All the waiting areas are adjacent to the central courtyard garden, providing natural light and views out. The building is designed to high environmental and energy-efficiency standards and will achieve BREEAM Excellent.

  • New QEII Hospital 1
  • New QEII Hospital 1

Awards

  • RIBA Sustainability Award- New Studios, Wimbledon College of Arts: Winner
  • World Architecture Festival Award, ‘Health – Completed Buildings’- New QEII Hospital: Finalist
  • European Healthcare Design Award, ‘Interior Design & Arts’ (with Art in Site)- New QEII Hospital: Winner
  • European Healthcare Design Award, ‘Healthcare Building under 25,000m2’- New QEII Hospital: Winner
  • WAN Healthcare Award- New QEII Hospital: Shortlist
  • Civic Trust Award- Snape Maltings: Commendation
  • RIBA National Award- New QEII Hospital: Winner
  • RIBA Regional Award- Ruskin College: Shortlist
  • Building Better Healthcare Awards, ‘Best Primary Care Development’- New QEII Hospital: Highly Commended
  • Building Better Healthcare Awards, ‘Best Acute Hospital Development’- New QEII Hospital: Highly Commended
Client
  • Assemble Community Partnership Limited
Status
Complete
Size m2
8,541
Completion Date
2015
Structural Engineer
  • URS Corporation Ltd
M&E Engineer
  • Building Services Design
Landscape Architect
  • Macfarlane Wilder Limited