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NEWS RESEARCH


John McAslan + Partners’ Lancaster uni Health Innovation Campus starts on site


Construction of a research campus at Lancaster University which will study disease prevention, designed by John McAslan + Partners, has started on site. The 8,000 m2


Health Innovation Campus


(HIC) forms Phase 1 of the development, and construction completion is scheduled for Autumn 2019.


Designed with a target of BREEAM Outstanding, this is the latest of four projects to emerge from the practice’s long- standing relationship with Lancaster University which has also delivered the Postgraduate Statistics Centre, the Charles Carter Building and the Engineering Building, as well as a multi-project master- plan for the university campus. Hannah Lawson, director at John McAslan + Partners, said that the key design aim for the new facility was to “maximise flexibility, promote inter- disciplinary working and collaboration, and provide exceptional working and learning environments.” Paul Morris, director of facilities at Lancaster University, said that: “The campus masterplan is an exciting development for the university which has the potential to bring together businesses, the NHS, students and academics from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds.”


The scheme will deliver an international centre focused on tackling “the biggest challenge in healthcare today – helping people to live as long and as healthily


SUSTAINABILITY


BREEAM Excellent for Hatfield unit


One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire has been recognised for its commitment to sustainable design; the new £40m


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as possible,” said the architects. While the majority of university health research centres are dedicated to finding new cures for diseases, HIC will concentrate on research which will prevent people from becoming ill in the first instance. It is hoped the facility will create new jobs by supporting 300 Lancashire-based small and medium enterprises to develop new and innovative digital and technologi- cal solutions, and will have a wider impact by engaging regionally, nationally and inter- nationally with hundreds of companies. HIC will place particular emphasis on innovations targeted at the “broader deter- minants of health,” the prevention and early


construction has now been certified as a BREEAM Excellent building following a rigorous assessment of design, construc- tion and post-construction stages. Architects Manning Elliot provided the


design for the project. The accommodation provides a suite of consulting rooms, treatment and operating rooms, endoscopy suite, 30 single patient ensuite bedrooms, ambulatory care services and imaging suite with MRI.


diagnosis of illness, and access to care. Alongside the focus on digital


innovation, this will include the design, development and evaluation of healthy places to live and work, improving quality and value in health innovation systems, and the development of new materials to improve health.


Professor Neil Johnson, Dean of Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine, comments: “This facility is an ambitious and exciting development for the University, for the city and the wider region. It will deliver significant economic benefits as well as solutions to help us all live longer and healthier lives.”


This is the second One Healthcare


hospital to be constructed that meets BREEAM Excellent. The rating system “sets the bar for sustainable, productive and healthy environments that enhance the wellbeing of the patients, visitors, nurses and consultants”. CEO of One Healthcare, Adrian


Stevensen commented: “An important aspiration for One Healthcare has been to achieve BREEAM Excellent at both One Ashford and One Hatfield hospitals.”


ADF APRIL 2018


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