The Trust provided a detailed brief for 10 new
inpatient bedrooms with en-suites and support facilities such as
treatment rooms as well as a playroom and staff and parent
The International Private Patients unit is
geared predominately to support Middle Eastern patients, and, as
such, required a high quality interior which also reflects the
future aspirations of the department.
WGI presented a number of trial themes for the
interior which were developed through a series of 3D views, updated
and honed down, to provide final images. A high end hotel approach
to the interior design was what was aimed for.
While a lot of emphasis was placed on the
interiors, a challenging planning application had to be submitted
to deal with the neighbouring listed chapel, affected by the
The new Hedgehog Ward is located in the
Southwood building which originates from the late 1930s. This
forced very tight coordination with some innovative outcomes, and
significant customisation of standard hospital solutions.
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