A truly uplifting place to be
The Manser Practice for Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Contract value: £7.5m
GIA: 2,142 m²
Cost per m²: £3,501
The Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust set a brief for a ‘calm, non-clinical environment’ and the new building delivers on this with rare maturity and delight. Its setting is critical to its success looking out across farmland and a gently rolling horizon.
The awards jury was particularly impressed by the level of consideration given to the patient experience at each moment; subtle changes in geometry transform corridors and reception spaces into informal and relaxed places to be, naturally lit and ventilated. Externally, white Corian cladding creates a building of great elegance and reinforces the sense of quality. With its carefully selected planting this is a truly uplifting place to be. The support of Macmillan and donations from the National Garden Scheme were clearly fundamental in setting the level of ambition and informing the design processes in this treasured location.
Building of the Year sponsored by Artifice Press
Client of the Year sponsored by Tobermore
Project Architect of the Year (joint) Guy Barlow