17 March 2014, North

Finchley Memorial Hospital receives commendation at Civic Trust Awards 2014

Finchley Memorial Hospital has received a Commendation at The Civic Trust Awards 2014. This is the fifth award success for this multi-functional community and primary health care facility since it opened its doors in 2012.

Finchley Memorial Hospital

Led by LIFT Company, North London Estate Partnership, the Finchley Memorial Hospital project successfully united public and private sector partners including Community Health Partnerships (head tenant of Finchley Memorial Hospital) to improve the standard of health, social and community care facilities in the local area.

Shining example

The Civic Trust Awards recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment.  Developed in conjunction with SHINE (The Learning Network for Sustainable Healthcare Buildings), the construction of Finchley was the result of robust and rigorous thinking and consultation and the finished building is a shining example of an environmentally responsible and sustainable contribution to the local community.

Speaking after receiving this prestigious recognition, James Philipps from Murphy Philipps (architects on the project) said, “This is a very pleasing result, especially when I believe we were one of only three health schemes shortlisted.”

Environmentally sustainable

Along with advanced health and social care services including a walk-in centre and cardiology and musculoskeletal services, dedicated retail space and a community pharmacy, Finchley incorporates the latest energy and water saving measures such as rain water harvesting, air source pumps and thermal insulation, which have led to vastly reduced energy costs. The construction of the building also uses sustainable materials and solar panels provide power from the roof.

Linking to outdoor space and increased facilities

The building’s modern design also features a valuable expanse of parkland that includes a health and fitness campus, therapy garden, wildlife garden and football pitches and amenity open space which allows access to the neighbouring primary school.

First class community and health care services

Neil McElduff, Executive Director at Community Health Partnerships said: “I am very pleased that Finchley has received this commendation. As well as first class patient accommodation it offers a great environment for staff and visitors and nine acres of green space have been bought into community use as part of the project and we will shortly have outdoor gym and play facilities in place.”