Links palliative care, wellbeing and nature or children with life-limiting or -threatening conditions
Squire & Partners for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
Contract value: £6.75m
Cost per m2: £3,020
The Ark is the first purpose-built facility for the client that provides care for children with life-limiting or threatening conditions, allowing the charity to increase the scale and quality of its work for up to 30 children and their families. Set on the natural incline of its nature reserve setting, the timber-framed Ark offers a holistic care journey that is not restricted to treatment rooms but which begins upon arrival at the double-height oak entrance, expands into the building’s brick wings where children’s bedrooms are, and continues out to the therapeutic gardens beyond; a link between palliative care, wellbeing and nature. Many collaborators worked either pro bono or not-for-profit, with materials supplied heavily discounted or donated.