Architect / Design Support – Competitive Dialogue Process

Ref; The provision of a new Cancer Centre. The scheme is circa 32,300 m2.

The Velindre University NHS Trust, in South Wales, are about to embark on the next stage of their tendering exercise, Competitive Dialogue, after completing the Reference Design and in the process of readying documents for OJEU for the provision of a new Cancer Centre.

The Trust are seeking various elements of support (Architects / Designers and Engineering with design acumen) to take us through the next stages, to audit their current design principles and to work alongside the Trust during the Competitive Dialogue process to provide advice and assistance in assessing the potential bidders submissions.

The Trust would like to bring to your attention the tenders we will be issuing in the very near future. If anyone would like to be considered or would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Gardiner (stephen.gardiner@wales.nhs.uk) who can inform you of the tendering process.

There will be various levels of support that may be applicable to your involvement, however I would stipulate any firms or members seeking to be bidding the main works must declare this and exclude themselves from this tendering process.

Susan Francis obituary

Susan Francis 1952 – 2017

Susan FrancisSue Francis was a determined pioneer whose achievements as a woman, an architect, an educator, a writer and a strategist are woven into many lives. Sue was an amazing person to work with, always generous with her knowledge and expertise while sensitive, clear and very organised. She drew on a multitude of skills and cultures, which allowed her to work across disciplines very successfully.

She also had a rich personal hinterland and many at her funeral were surprised and gladdened to hear of an interest or a skill of which we knew little. Sue designed her own clothes. She designed and built her house in Shepherdess Walk, London, along with friends who became family, raising their children together under one roof. She also designed her singular career path and guided those of many others.

History will judge Sue kindly because she was right about so many of the big issues in healthcare strategy and design. The book – she co-wrote in 2000 for the Nuffield Trust – Building a 2020 Vision: future health care environments – set out a 20-year development strategy for the NHS, a design primer and an approach that grounded these in the context of broader social and public health structures. It identified and addressed virtually every element that forms the current debate about healthcare provision and reform. Had politicians and strategists followed her precepts, the country would be in much better health. Continue reading

Healthcare Architect Needed for New Hospital in Georgia

We have had an enquiry from a German-Georgian construction company based in Tbilisi, searching for a strategic partner for the planning and design of a new hospital in Georgia

The basic requirements are as follows:-

  • Services for preparation of design-cost estimation documentation for infectious pathology, HIV and clinical immunology located in Tbilisi / Georgia
  • Support needed for engineering-design services required for construction
  • Land plot area is 5 000 m2
  • Estimated rentable area of the design building(s) is 10 567 sqm
  • Design should provide for accommodation of 100 beds
  • Design-cost estimation documentation shall be prepared in line with construction norms and regulations effective in Georgia, and in accordance with European Standards.
  • The design-cost estimation documentation shall provide for the measures of adapting the building to the needs of disabled

If any members are interested in taking up this challenge please send your statement of interest to us at General Enquiries on our Contact page. Your details will be forwarded to the company for their information and action.

Ann Noble Obituary

Ann Noble9th December 1942 – 9th December 2016

PhD, B Arch, MA Sociology,
Dip. Town Planning, RIBA

AfH Past President

An original founder member of Architects for Health, Former Chair and subsequently Life President, Dr Ann Noble has died peacefully after a long illness. She had a distinguished career in practice, teaching and lecturing internationally and had collaborated with and advised many leading practices including Ted Cullinan, SOM and HOK.

Ann Peerless was brought up in Somerset and studied at Bristol University, where she met her future husband, Paul, both reading architecture. She gained an MA in Sociology from the University of Essex in 1967, registered as an RIBA Chartered Architect in 1971, gained a Diploma in Town Planning from the then Polytechnic of Central London in 1974 and a PhD from Bristol in 1988.

Following three years working in Libya on social housing, Continue reading

European Healthcare Design 2017

VISIONING THE FUTURE:

DESIGNING FOR CHANGE IN PEOPLE-CENTRED HEALTH SYSTEMS

The European Healthcare Design 2017 – Call for Papers – have now been launched.
Organised by Architects for Health with SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange.

More information can be found here www.europeanhealthcaredesign.eu

LGHN website goes live!

The exciting news that the Landscape, Gardens & Health Network website is now live. Please visit at www.lghn.org.uk

Landscape Gardens and Health Network is an online resource for anyone interested in the role of gardens and designed space for health. It features current research and events that show the therapeutic value of gardens and green space. Landscape is taken in its broadest sense, embracing the natural and designed environment, highlighting its many relationships to human health and wellbeing.

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

David Powell Development Director at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust can rightly be regarded as one of a very exclusive group within the NHS considering the total NHS workforce of 1.4m staff, David is doubtless one of handful – an expert client lead with a string of successful projects in his portfolio.

Architects for Health were delighted to welcome David Powell as guest speaker at the post-AGM presentation in February 2016. His experience and wisdom garnered over many years has most recently been applied to managing the design and construction of the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool – badged as the world’s first living hospital. Continue reading

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