AWW was appointed to develop a new Urgent Care Centre (UCC) facility for the University Teaching Hospital Lewisham to improve its primary care, accident and emergency services. AWW worked with the hospital to re-plan five wards and medical facilities whilst maintaining the Emergency Department.
Adjacent to the Heritage buildings that denote the Hospital’s main entrance, the new centre was designed in planar glass, metal panelling and deep overhanging eaves to give effective canopies to the doorways whilst remaining sympathetic to the existing buildings.
A new modular building clad in Euroclad Micro-rib panels was provided to replace part of the old ‘workhouse’ and accommodate the displaced paediatrics department. A new ‘blue light’ entrance and public main entrance were created at each end of a new ‘mall’ to give access to the A&E, UCC and Outpatients’ departments.
“Our improved urgent care facilities are just the latest development for the Trust. We are also upgrading the Trust’s main Emergency Department facilities to provide more space for services, and provide care in a better environment, with larger, better equipped resuscitation services.”
Claire Champion, Director of Operations & Nursing for Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust
“Operational continuity in a live hospital environment is always a challenge, but by ensuring communications and collaboration throughout, we ensured smooth delivery of the new facilities.”
Having recently had a tour of the new the facilities, I found them to be extremely impressive. This is just the latest in a long line of improvements at the Trust, and the hospital has really benefited from a major investment programme in recent years. Jeanette Chattington, Chair of the Patient Welfare Forum