Johnson Community Hosp.

WGI supported Costain in submitting a bid for a new community hospital by developing a proposal resulting from a close working relationship with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, the local authority, the community and the Carbon Trust. The practice then went on to develop the detailed design and production information, as well as providing technical support to Costain during construction.

Two existing community hospitals, a clinic and a residential unit were centralised on to a greenfield site overlooking open land - improving healthcare services and bringing together the wider community. Full outpatient services are complemented by imaging, minor injuries unit, mental health services, physiotherapy and GP services. A 33-bed inpatient facility provides treatment for chronic illnesses and palliative care. The building also provides a base for outreach services and an ambulance station.

The building fully achieves the Trust's functional requirements, is representative of its users and is loved by the community. The sustainable building respects the local habitat, whilst structural insulated roof panels improve its performance and eased construction. It was shortlisted for the Building Better Healthcare Best Project Team Award.


Date: 2009
Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire, UK
Client: United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust
Value: £23m
Service: Architecture, Interiors: Full Design