Building Better Health Care Awards 2008

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The waiting is over, The Building Better Healthcare Awards 2008 have now been announced!

Now in it’s 10th year, the The Building Better Healthcare Awards once again spotlighted world-class architecture, design, facilities and estates management. The Awards are open to building, improvement and design projects which demonstrate all-round excellence, the BBH Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working in either the public or private sectors. The 2008 winners where announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 13 November 2008 at The Brewery, London.

Patient Environment Class

Award for Best Interior Design
Winner: The Urology Centre Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital – Greenhill Jenner Architects

Award for Best External Space
Winner: The Friends of the Roof Garden – Great Ormond Street Hospital, Spacelab & Andy Sturgeon Garden Design
Highly commended: Cooper Partnership – Callington Road Hospital, Bristol
Highly commended: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust – Fant Oast Garden, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Award for Best Use of Visual Art In Healthcare
Winner: lime – Integrated artwork for MAST LIFTCO, Manchester PCT LIFT schemes
Highly commended: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Sunshine House
Highly commended: CNWL NHS Foundation Trust – Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Art Project

Products Class

Award for Best Healthcare Construction Product
Winner: The Britplas Safevent Window
Highly commended: Interserve Health – North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Emergency Assessment Unit

Award for Best Interiors Product
Winner: Horne Engineering – Optitherm Thermostatic Tap
Highly commended: Nightingale Associates – Kings Fund Enhancing the Healing Environment

Award for Best Ecological Product
Winner: Forbo Nairn – Marmoleum

Estates and Facilities Management Class

Award for Best Facilities Management Service Strategy
Winner: South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust – Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust Estates Strategy
Highly commended: CNWL NHS FT – Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Estates Department

Award for Best Environmental Strategy
Joint Winner: Camden Primary Care Trust – Caring for the Health of the Environment
Joint Winner: Great Ormond Street Hospital Environmental Strategy
Highly commended: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Green Group

People Class

Award for Best Project Team
Winner: Essex Cardiothoracic Centre Project Team – Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: The Thomas Cook Children’s Critical Care Centre Project Team at the Variety Club Children’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: Building Better Health

Award for Design Champion of the Year
Winner: Sylvie Pearce – Building Better Health

Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Healthcare Environment
Winner: Derek Stow

Building Design Class

Award for Best Primary Care Design (projects with a value below £15m)
Winner: The Waldron Centre, Lewisham – Buschow Henley
Highly commended: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Sunshine House

Judges’ Special Award:
Winner: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Sunshine House

Judges Special Award for Primary Care Design
Winner: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners – Maggie’s Centre, London

Award for Best Community Care Design (projects with a value above £10m)
Winner: Grove Well Being Centre – Kennedy FitzGerald & Associates in association with Avanti Architects

Award for Best Residential Care Design
Winner: Cooper Cromar – Erskine Care Home, Glasgow

Award for Best Mental Health Design
Winner: David Morley Architects in association with Hall Black Douglas Architects – The Bluestone Unit, Craigavon Area Hospital
Highly commended: New Gartnavel Royal Hospital – Macmon Chartered Architects, Robertson, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Young and Gault Architects

Award for Best Sustainable Design
Winner: Househam Henderson Architects – Winthrop Hall
Highly commended: DKA – Frome Community Hospital

Award for Best International Design
Winner: Anshen + Allen – Intermountain Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare
Highly commended: Murray O’Laoire/Brian O’Connell Associates – Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Ireland

Award for Best Hospital Design
Winner: Anshen + Allen – Northern Centre for Cancer Care and Renal Services Centre, The Freeman Hospital

Judges’ Special Award:
Winner: Queen Square, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery – Devereux Architects, Allies & Morrison & Tangram Architects
Highly commended: Anshen + Allen – The Bexley Wing, St James’s Institute of Oncology, St James’s University Hospital

Judged by leading experts in the field of architecture, design and build – and chaired by the special advisor for health at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) – the awards are well respected and considered the benchmark in industry best practice. Categories include best hospital design, best architectural product, best interior design and lifetime achievement award for services to the healthcare environment.


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