Enniskillen Hospital Building, Southwest Acute, Irish Health Design

Enniskillen Hospital Northern Ireland

Northern Irish Health Development – design by Stantec

11 + 8 Nov 2013

Southwest Acute Hospital Enniskillen

Design: Stantec

Southwest Acute Hospital wins Best Inpatient Facility at Building Better Healthcare Awards 2013

Western Trust’s Southwest Acute Hospital picked up another top design award at this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards – winner of Best Inpatient Facility in the Building Design class. The winners were announced at a awards event at The Brewery on 6 November 2013. The Building Better Healthcare Awards is an annual event to recognise innovation and improvement in the built environment and people working in the healthcare industry. The event was hosted by guest speaker, Michael Portillo.

Enniskillen Hospital Building, Southwest Acute
photograph : Timothy Soar

Southwest Acute Hospital was designed by international design firm, Stantec, for the Northern Ireland Health Group (NIHG). The hospital is run by the Western Trust and first opened its doors to patients on 21 June 2012.

“The facility is state-of-the-art and one in which our dedicated staff can deliver patient care to all those who need it in a friendly and open environment,” said Mr Joe Lusby, deputy chief director of the Western Trust and key organisational leader during the facility’s opening.

The Southwest Acute Hospital is a new 300-bed acute hospital with designated centres for women and children. The hospital is located north of Enniskillen in the County Fermanagh countryside with views of nearby Wolfe Lough. It is Northern Ireland’s first hospital with 100 per cent single patient bedrooms.

Southwest Acute Hospital Enniskillen Southwest Acute Hospital Enniskillen Southwest Acute Hospital Enniskillen
photograph : Timothy Soar

Distinctive Design Approaches, Perspectives for the Community

Southwest Acute Hospital has been designed to provide an environmentally-sensitive and sustainable solution. The facility incorporates sustainable features and technologies including, renewable energy, passive H&V features and site sensitive design. Stantec worked closely with landscape architect, LUC, to create a fully-integrated and sustainable landscape for the hospital. The following are perspectives from key members of Stantec’s architectural design team:

Jonathan Wilson, UK healthcare sector leader: “We are delighted that Southwest Acute Hospital has won this prestigious award. The project has been a labour of love for the team who designed and delivered it, but perhaps more importantly a significant milestone in the advancement of hospital design in the UK. Over the last decade we have been working to simplify the design solution at the same time as taking on board ever more complex requirements – clinical performance, sustainable design, and patient environment. This hospital achieves all of this with a simplicity and elegance of design concept, and sits harmoniously within the site and the beautiful County Fermanagh landscape. This amazing outcome would not have been possible without a concerted team effort – client, contractor and designers – to which we are proud to have contributed.”

Building Better Healthcare Awards 2013:
Building Better Healthcare Awards
Building Better Healthcare Awards
photographs from Building Better Healthcare

Southwest Acute Hospital Enniskillen – Building Information

• Opened by HM The Queen on 26 June 2012
• First 100% single patient room hospital in Northern Ireland
• £276 million project value
• Patient centred design with sensitive integration of architecture and landscape in sustainable design solution
• Improved community services
• Designed and delivered using BIM

• Stantec services on Southwest Acute Hospital: UK office provided architecture and interior design services on the Southwest Acute Hospital project
• Stantec website www.stantec.com
• Southwest Acute Hospital: 124 Irvinestown Road, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 6DN
• Photographic credits – Timothy Soar.
• Trust: Western Trust
• Facilities Manager / Partner: Interserve FM – 30 years maintenance contract
• Contractor: FCC Elliott Construction Partnership
• Northern Ireland Health Group (NIHG): NIHG comprises Interserve, Allied Irish Bank and Infrared Capital Partners
• Design Team: architect, interior design and lead consultant – Stantec; structural & civil engineer – RPS; M&E engineer – DSSR; landscape architect – Land Use Consultants; health planner – Sweett Group; quantity surveyor – Bruce Shaw; energy centre and key worker accommodation design – Isherwood & Ellis
• Other awards include: Best Healthcare Building (win), Best Sustainable Design (win), Best Interior Design (highly commended) at International Academy for Design and Health 2013 Awards on 21 June;

Stantec trades on the TSX and on the NYSE under the symbol STN. We provide professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets at every stage, from the initial conceptualisation and financial feasibility study to project completion and beyond. Our services are provided on projects around the world through approximately 13,000 employees operating out of more than 200 locations in the Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Southwest Acute Hospital, Enniskillen Building images / information from Stantec

26 Jun 2013

Enniskillen Hospital Building

Enniskillen hospital recognised internationally for construction excellence, Northern Ireland

Design, masterplanning, architectural, interior design, and lead consultant services were all provided by Stantec. Isherwood & Ellis designed key worker accommodation and energy centre. Todd Architects and Hall Black Douglas were responsible for the ‘exemplar design’ before the scheme went to market

Southwest Acute Hospital, Enniskillen

Enniskillen Hospital
image from FCC

• New Southwest Acute Hospital in Enniskillen nominated for 3 international construction awards
• Spain’s FCC built the £276 million hospital on time and within budget
• Hospital was inaugurated in June 2012 by HM Queen Elizabeth

London/Madrid: 25th June 2013. FCC, the Spanish infrastructure and environmental services company, was honoured last night with a Silver Green Apple Awards for Built Environment and Architectural Heritage for their first UK project – the Southwest Acute Hospital in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The news comes a week after FCC was named preferred bidder for the £600 million Mersey Gateway Bridge project.

Enniskillen Hospital Building
image from FCC

The Green Apple Awards follow previous recognition at theEngineering News Record Global Best Project Awards in New York where FCC were presented with an Award of Merit for the hospital. The project was also shortlisted for Best Designed Project and Best Operational Project at the May PPP Bulletin Awards in London.

The Enniskillen hospital represents the first Public–Private Partnership in Northern Ireland, and is also the first single bed hospital to be constructed in the UK. It has the facility to house employees and an energy demand management centre, making it one of the most modern hospitals in Europe in terms of energy efficiency. FCC completed the project on time and within budget in May 2012. The hospital was opened by HM the Queen in June 2012.

The Green Apple awards are presented annually in recognition of building projects that enhance the built environment or protect our architectural heritage. FCC competed against more than 200 other nominations for the Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities. The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries. Previous winners include the United Nations, BBC, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Lafarge, Cemex and Jaguar.

Esther Alcocer Koplowitz, Presidenta de FCC:
Esther Alcocer Koplowitz
image from FCC

Rafael Foulquie, Managing Director of FCC Construccion UK and Ireland said: “We are delighted that our first UK project has been chosen as an example of best practice in healthcare construction. Healthcare is a very specialised area of construction that FCC has years of experience in delivering around the world. FCC are committed to expanding their global operations in the UK and this Green Apple Award is very encouraging indeed.”

The Southwest Acute Hospital

The facility offers the most modern clinical practices and the latest technologies in patient care. The New Southwest Acute Hospital also offers a wide range of specialties, with a focus on maternity and emergency services, and will complement those offered by Erne Hospital, also in Enniskillen.

The hospital is laid out in three bands or lines of blocks, separated by linear gardens or patios, allowing for optimum use of natural lighting and ventilation as well as providing a constant view of the surroundings.

Extensive experience in hospital construction

FCC is responsible for the construction of many health facilities around the world. The group is currently building a 440 million euro hospital complex in Panama which is set to be the largest in Central America, spanning 183,912 square metres. It is also building the €100 million Luis Chicho Fábrega hospital in Panama (Veraguas Province).

FCC has a 175 million euro contract for the construction and refurbishment of the Weinviertel Clinic (Austria), and it is building a hospital in Abu Dhabi for the UAE health authority.

In Spain, the company has also built a large number of hospitals and health service buildings such as the Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid, O’Donnell maternity hospital in Madrid and the new Hospital de Mataró in Barcelona. It has also built a state-of-the art biomedical centre in Barcelona – the Centro Esther Koplowitz. FCC is currently building the hospital in La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz).

FCC’s experience in public –private partnerships for hospitals

FCC has a wealth of experience in public-private health-related projects, such as Madrid’s Hospital de Torrejón de Ardoz opened in 2011 and Hospital del Sureste in Arganda del Rey opened in 2007. Both were full-service projects including construction, equipment and 30 years’ operation.

FCC building health centres worth over 600 million euros’ globally.

Enniskillen Hospital Building images / information from FCC


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