Nov 7, 2013

Tyne wins best P21+ Project at Building Better Healthcare Awards 2013

Medical Architecture Tyne

Tyne: Internal Courtyard

Tyne wins Best Healthcare Project. The award recognises the project considered to be the best overall healthcare development delivered under either the ProCure21 or ProCure21+ frameworks so far. The concept of Tyne is based on the client’s objective; to offer exemplary healthcare to patients and provide staff with the very best environment and resources to continue delivering excellent service to patients.

The longstanding 10-year partnership between the client, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and contractor, Laing O’Rourke, has proven a successful collaboration via a series of healthcare projects. The P21 framework supported a united approach, enabling the team to tackle problems, seize opportunities and provided them with the clarity, consistency and clear communication to deliver the project on time and to budget.

The BBH Awards judges said: “Forensic medicine is a really difficult area to work in and they have put a lot of work in and tried to bring the outside inside. These are very secure units because they have to be, but they have not used fencing and have instead used the building as the boundary and that is a really good move.

It is very robust, but very good and little touches like the curves in the tables in the bedrooms are very nice. There is also a very usable garden that can mature over time.”