21 May 2014, South

Community Benefit award success for Bristol Community Hospital

South Bristol Community Hospital

AWW inspired environments has scooped the Community Benefit Award at this year's RICS South West Awards for the South Bristol Community Hospital.

The building was developed and funded by Bristol Infracare LIFTCo utilising the LIFT procurement initiative. Community Health Partnerships is Head Tenant for the building.

Major healthcare hub

Designed by AWW and constructed by Carillion, the scheme aims to change the approach to primary and community care in the city.  It is a major healthcare hub for a population of over 200,000 and is providing a wide range of primary healthcare services, including two 30 bed wards, occupational therapy and outpatient services, day surgery operating theatres, a minor injuries unit and podiatry and radiology.

At the heart of the community

Director David Perkin said “Being a ‘community hospital’, the community was put at the heart of the design process. This award is for everyone who contributed to the award and everyone who campaigned for almost 60 years for the hospital to be built.”

Antek Lejk, Community Health Partnerships Executive Director, South commented: “I am very pleased that the hospital has received this commendation.  The award recognises the partnership’s commitment to transforming the estate for the benefit of the local community.”

Flexible health service delivery

By providing flexible delivery of health services closer to home for local people, South Bristol Community Hospital makes a significant contribution to improving the health of people in South Bristol.

Imperial Tobacco, another AWW designed project, received a highly commended award in the Commercial category.