Work has started on the new Circle Health Hospital by Bryden Wood’s multi-disciplinary team of architects and designers. The Edgbaston site is approximately 2km to the South of central Birmingham UK, and forms part of the new Edgbaston Medical Quarter (EMQ). The site is on the former BBC Pebble Mill office and TV studios, owned by Calthorpe Estates. The Edgbaston Medical Quarter is a central location directly accessible from Europe, USA, UAE and the Far East via Birmingham airport and 90 minutes from London by train.
Paul O’Neill, Bryden Wood Director commenting said: “The key aspect of our design approach has been to create a form of ‘adaptive Architecture’. This gives the client the ability to adapt the building as their needs change. In this instance we have the ability to double the size of the initial phase, harnessing modular offsite building causing minimal disruption. This future-proofing makes this hospital highly adaptable and cost effective.
This provides our client with a building, which can be adaptable to their business plan as it evolves and responds to local demand throughout its lifetime. Our approach has meant that the future incorporation of rehabilitation services into the scheme is made possible. It shows that it is essential to rethink healthcare design, and there is a clear need to provide spaces to be continuously adaptable to the future needs of healthcare requirements and technology. Circle Health successfully responds to these challenges.”
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