Medway Maritime Hospital

When Medway NHS Foundation Trust wanted to set out a vision for the future of the Medway Maritime Hospital, it commissioned WGI to carry out the redevelopment strategy. Having reviewed, analysed and assessed the Trust's current estate/clinical layouts and engaged in consultation with the clinical directors to ascertain their aspirations for the next 20 years, WGI created a phased redevelopment strategy which also took into account the wider regeneration and needs of the Medway Towns and Thames Gateway.

The strategy for the 565-bed facility provides for 100% single patient rooms, a new and enlarged emergency department in support of becoming the regional Trauma Centre, and a three-fold increase in critical care beds. Surgical capacity is increased, outpatient and assessment facilities improved and women's and children's services rationalised - all within facilities that are sustainable, flexible and adaptable to change.

The presentations, approved by the executive board, local community and councillors, represented the best modern practices in healthcare planning and design, which allow for greater operational flexibility and efficiency whilst reducing the overall built area.


Date: 2009
Location: Gillingham, Kent
Client: Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Value: £100m (Phase 1)
Service: Architecture: Redevelopment Strategy