Project Description

Hull Integrated Care Centre (ICC) is part of the Hull 2020 vision to improve the city’s future health.  Commissioned by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with partners Citycare and Community Health Partnerships.

The new centre will provide community-based assessment with supporting clinic and rehabilitation facilities.  Providing an alternative to hospital admission, patients will be referred directly by their GP for assessment and treatment, before being supported to return back home with an ongoing plan of care. 

The centre will also provide a small base for the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, with specially trained fire personnel supporting the rehabilitation of people in their own homes.

The overall design concept is for a therapeutic and welcoming heart to the building at the point of arrival, with clear way-finding and open and transparent views to landscape, designed as much for the well-being of patients as it is for the staff and visitors.

The three services of Rapid Assessment (RA), Health Hub and Therapies are laid out in two main building wings linked by common shared spaces. The RA accommodation is in the west wing, with the Health Hub and Therapies in the east wing with office accommodation above. The Fire and Rescue Service has been integrated into the scheme, with services at the south-eastern corner of the site.

The challenge of the project, faced by Medical Architecture and the team, lay in building the brief without an end-user of the building. Working directly with the CCG and Citycare we analysed data and tested scenarios to make sure space provision was optimised.  An 18% reduction in floor space was achieved without losing functionality. This was a major factor enabling Business Case approval.

Work has started on site, with the centre opening planned for March 2018.

Dan Simmons of Citycare said:

“This is a very positive milestone and progression towards changing healthcare in Hull. It is a prestigious development to provide another great community facility and it’s a unique and complex design in terms of integrating public services under one roof.”

Overview

Location:
East Hull, UK

Sector:
Primary Care / Health and Social Care

Client: 
Citycare, NHS Hull CCG and Community Health Partnerships

Role:
Lead Consultant
Architect
Principal Designer

Value:
£9,000,000

Status:
Conditional Planning Approved

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