Building Better Health Care Awards 2006

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The 2006 The Building Better Healthcare Award winner where announced on Thursday 2 November 2006 at The Hilton Metropole, London

Products Class

Best Product or Hospital/Environment Award
Winner: Haigh Engineering for the Haigh Sluicemaster Panaway
Runner-up: Tarkett Marley Floors working with Christopher Tipping, Gollop Flooring and P A Beveridge Flooring

Future Design Concept
Special commendation: Katie Goodwin, Adam Sutcliffe, Robin Chilton and Graeme Davies for the Orbel Medical Gel Dispenser.

Projects Class

Best Patient Environment Award
Winner: Llewellyn Davies Yeang working with the Teenage Cancer Trust for the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at the University College London Hospital
Runner-up: Anshen + Allen with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for the Octav Botnar Wing
Commended: ZERO4 (Sam and Will Boex) for the Longreach House Mental Health Unit – Interiors

Best External Space Award
Winner: The Great Ormond Street Hospital with Spacelab for The Orangery
Runner-up: MAAP Architects working with the Newcastle, Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust for the Bamburgh Clinic at the St. Nicholas Hospital

Best Future Design Concept Award
Winner: Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects and Avanti Architects for the Exemplar Design of a Community Treatment and Care Centre in Portadown
Runner-up: Devereux Architects for the Generic Low Secure Unit

Best Mental Health Design Award
Winner: MAAP Architects Newcastle, Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust for the Bamburgh Clinic at the St Nicholas Hospital
Runner-up: Devereux Architects and Ostick + Williams working with the South & East Belfast Health & Social Services Trust for The Shannon Clinic

Best Primary or Community Care Design Award
Winner: Penoyre & Prasad LLP and TODD Architects working with the South & East Belfast (Health & Social Services) Trust for The Arches Centre
Runner-up: David Morley Architects working with the Luton Teaching Primary Care Trust for the Luton Walk-In centre
Special commendation: Nightingale Associates for the St Peters Centre
Commendation: Avanti Architects working with the Southern Health Board in Ireland
Commendation: Penoyre & Prasad LLP and TODD Architects working with the South & East Belfast (Health & Social Services) Trust for The Bradbury Centre

Best Hospital Design Award
Winner: Hopkins Architects working with the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust for the Evelina Children’s Hospital
Runner-up: Bouygues UK with HLM Architects in association with Avanti Architects for the Brent Emergency Care and Diagnostic (BECaD) Centre at the Central Middlesex Hospital
Commendation: Anshen + Allen with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for the Octav Botnar Wing

People Class

Award for Contractor of the Year 2006
Winner: Norwest Holst for the Milton Keynes Walk-in Centre nominated by Milton Keynes PCT and project managers, Aston Consultancy
Runner-up: Interserve Health for the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust on the Leighton Hospital Treatment Centre in Crewe

Award for Making an Outstanding Contribution to the Healthcare Environment
Winner: The project team for the Milton Keynes Walk-in Centre, including Norwest Holst; Nightingale Associates, M Shade Brown of Aston Consultancy and R De-Grey Architect
Runner-up: Interserve Health and the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust for the Leighton Hospital Treatment Centre in Crewe

Award for Design Champion of 2006
Winner: Roger Horn working for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for three projects: the Octav Botnar Wing; Weston House and the Orangery
Runner-up: Hugh Steward for Newham University Hospital Trust for the Gateway Surgical Centre

Patient Environment Class

Award for Excellence in Facilities Management
Winner: County Durham & Darlington Acute Hospital NHS Trust

Award for Services to Hospital Catering
Winner: Brian Pearson and the Catering Team at Carillion Health for Catering Initiatives at the Great Western Hospital
Runner-up: Sue Long and the catering team at St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth City Teaching PCT

The Cleaner Hospital Award 2006
Special commendation to the Hotel Service Team at West Park Hospital Darlington.

Best Use of Art in Hospitals Award
Winner: South and East Belfast (Health and Social Services) Trust for the Integrated Arts Project: The Community Treatment and Care Centres, The Arches Centre and The Bradbury Centre.
Runner-up: Lime with South Manchester PCT Arts Programme for Withington Community Hospital
Commendation: Milton Keynes for Health for MKArts for Health
Commendation: Hull PCT and Hull CityCare LIFT Co for its Arts and Health Collaboration at Newington Health Care Centre
Special mention: Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Arts Advisory Group

The awards recognise the achievements of NHS management, healthcare architects, healthcare interior designers, hospital administrators, healthcare facilities managers, consultants, and key members of the healthcare design/hospital construction community who are responsible for designing, building and bringing effective healthcare design to the fore.

The Building Better Healthcare Awards highlights true success within the NHS and it is this recognition of achievement that has made it the most coveted ceremony year after year.

The awards are judged by the people that matter – your peers. Winners and finalists receive extensive publicity in HD magazine and the pages of its sister publications, HES, FX, FMX and Blueprint. The successful work will also feature on a dedicated awards website, and form part of an international PR campaign.

Who should enter The Building Better Health Care Awards are open to a unique set of individuals. Experts in their own fields of design, architecture, facility management, art and healthcare who all share in one aim; to make space available to the NHS that is beneficial to patients, staff and visitors.

Eligibility Any work completed between 31 August 2004 and 31 August 2006. Resubmissions (provided they conform to the time limit) and major redesigns or redevelopments of existing products are acceptable.

Closing date for entries The closing date for entries is Thursday 31 August, 2006.

How will the entries be judged?

  • Members of the panel will look in detail at all the entries and shortlist those who will go through to the final stage of judging.
  • On the judging day for your category, the panel will look at all the shortlisted entries and select finalists and winners.
  • If your entry makes it to the shortlist (winner, highly commended, finalist), we will contact you for high resolution images of your work (300dpi, CMYK). These will be displayed at the awards lunch and will be published in our Book of Winners.
  • We may also require some further information, or to see your work in person. We will contact you if we need to do this.
  • Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 2 November 2006, Hilton Metropole, London.

When will the entries be judged? Judging will take place in September 2006, over a number of days, as soon as all the entries have been processed. Winners will remain secret until the awards presentation on Thursday 2 November, 2006. If your entry is selected as a finalist we will contact you.

Who will judge the entries? An independent panel of respected and experienced design practitioners will be carefully selected to fully represent the different facets of the design industry

What the judges will be looking for The BBH Awards are all about rewarding excellence, the judging panel will be looking for fullyrounded, world-class design solutions. Entries are not judged against each other but considered on their individual merits.

The Categories

  • Project
    • Hospital design Any NHS modernisation scheme that places both patients and the environment at the heart of the project.
    • Primary, community design PCT and community design projects that have been able to involve the local health community in developing a strategic service development plan, reflecting the needs of the stakeholders.
    • Mental health design Creating a positive and supportive environment where patients with mental health problems can benefit from receiving treatment.
    • Patient environment Creating a space that adds value to the patient’s stay and recovery.
    • External space The potential to add value to the scheme is critical to the overall experience of patients, staff and visitors.
    • Future design concepts (built or unrealised) This category encourages fresh thinking about design. Projects can include unrealised healthcare schemes that will be of benefit to the healthcare environment.
  • Product
    • Products for hospital interiors A product that improves the service delivery to the patients and staff (flooring, beds, lighting, seating or any other healthcare products).
    • Future design concepts A product that will significantly improve either the ability for staff to perform their duty of care or will improve the quality of the patients stay at the facility.
  • People
    • Outstanding contribution to the healthcare environment Project teams who have made a significant difference to the healthcare environment via design while supporting NHS objectives.
    • Contractor of the year 2006 An individual or team who has gone beyond the call of duty in assisting with the management of projects ensuring that schemes are on time and on budget.
    • Design champion of the Year 2006 An individual or team who has made an outstanding contribution to the design environment; to the benefit of colleagues, patients, staff and visitors.
  • Hospital Environment
    • Hospital catering The implementation of an innovative food programme and its service delivery.
    • Cleaner hospitals Rewarding organisations who have shown a commitment to superior levels of hygiene and safety.
    • Excellence in facilities management Creating a holistic approach to FM – the bringing together of soft and hard services, ensuring that clinical, patient and staff needs are at the heart of the strategy.
    • Use of art in healthcare facilities The development of a highly innovative and effective arts programme that engages with staff, patients and visitors – making the facility a positive place for work and recuperation.


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