Major Redevelopment of Renowned Hospital

As Architects for the redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital, Oxford Architects are carrying out briefing, consultation, planning, organisation and executing the lead designer role from inception to completion.

The redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital has a value of £250m. Our clients, up to our employment by the design and build contractor was West London mental Health Trust. The project started at inception stage in 2009 and is due to be completed in its entirety in 2016. Oxford Architects were engaged following an OJEU notification and appointment process.

The overall project for the provision of a new high secure psychiatric hospital to replace the aging Victorian facility. Part of the new hospital is formed by the Paddock Centre, a 70 bed ward designed by Oxford Architects, completed in 2005 at a cost of £25m.

The new hospital will provide wards and facilities for 234 beds. The client had developed an outline brief for the wards only. Oxford architects, through extensive stakeholder design development meetings generated the brief for the Entrance Building, Central Building, perimeter security and secure external spaces. These buildings and spaces provided facilities for administration, shops, recreation, archive, canteen, visitors, group therapy, security and faith areas.

Oxford Architects were central to the development of the brief and subsequent design of these central facilities. Different departments engaged positively in the new concept of sharing space and facilities. Hand drawn sketch plans and diagrams played a central role in conveying ideas and developing stakeholder engagement. Stakeholders included clinicians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologist, estates, security, department heads and head of service. Visits to other facilities in the UK also informed brief development. The final concept for the design was based on buildings surrounding a garden which was an innovative step for the whole team.

The packages for the central building, three ward blocks, entrance building, external landscape and perimeter security were all taken to RIBA stage E+ with a full NBS specification. Enabling works, buildings and civils were procured through P21plus with Oxford Architects being employed by the contractor to provide full design services. The works procured through this route included the Energy Centre (£4m), Training Centre (£1.5m), temporary perimeter (£7m), temporary secure wards (£2m) and a new road (£8m).

The project is now instructed and the successful contractor, Kier, are currently on site. We are employed by Kier to provide technical checking of the output by their specialist designers and subcontractors. The construction stage design information is all developed in BIM. As well as providing Kier with a technical checking service, OA continue to liaise with the Trust and are responsible for the discharge of planning conditions. We are due to carry our PC inspection in Dec 2016.

  • Sustainable design with predominant natural ventilation
  • Partnering approach to briefing and design
  • Large scale complex phased project
  • Specialist building type with complex circulation and security issues
  • Humanising a robust environment

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Project Architect

Rick Lamb

Design Team

Martin Gilbert

Bethan Axford

Dan Boucher

John Rowley

Partner in charge

Nick Caldwell

Broadmoor Hospital Redevelopment, Berkshire

West London Mental Health NHS Trust

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