2014 Winners


We are delighted to announce the winners of the awards as follows:

‘Built Project’ category for the best designed Healthcare facility, an outstanding health care building that helps to transform care services, putting the patient experience and staff support at the centre of the project.

  • Category Winner – Cockermouth Community Hospital, IBI Group
  • Highly commended – The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre, Stantec
  • Highly commended – Kingfisher Court, P+HS Architects

‘Un-Built Project’ category for the best future design of a Healthcare facility, a proposal for an outstanding health care building, as yet unbuilt, that helps to transform care services, putting the patient experience and staff support at the centre of the project.

  • Category Winner – Liverpool Royal Hospital, NBBJ with HKS
  • Highly commended – Banbridge CTCC, Avanti Architects
  • Highly commended – National Forensic MH centre, Scott Tallon Walker Architects

“We are delighted that the design for the new Royal Liverpool has been recognised with this award, and accept it on behalf of Carillion, the Trust project team, the clinicians, the design team and all project stakeholders who have worked tremendously hard to achieve what we believe is an outstanding city landmark and state of the art hospital for Liverpool.”

Jane McElroy, Principal, NBBJ

We are committed to continually raising the awards profile and look forward to developing them further as a National initiative. A record number of entries to our Design Awards was displayed on our members stand was which was well attended throughout the event, serving as a focal point for the Contractors and Architects Theatre section of the exhibition. In total we received 42 entries split between 12 entries for the ‘un-built’ category and 30 schemes submitted for the ‘built’ category.

The criteria were the same for both categories:

  • Strategic vision: makes a clear contribution to the wider strategic plan for the delivery of healthcare services
  • Context: delivers a building that makes a positive contribution to its physical surroundings
  • Purposeful innovation: provides a robust and effective working environment that can flex and adapt over time
  • Design approach: integrates all aspects of design to create a place of healing that is compassionate and therapeutic
  • Sustainability: embodies environmental factors into the design from the start

The judging panel was chaired by Prof Jim Chapman (Emeritus Professor Manchester School of Architecture, member of the national design panel for Design Council CABE), with panel members, Stephanie Williamson, (Deputy Director of Redevelopment Great Ormond Street Hospital), Susan Francis (Design Council CABE Building Expert, Architects for Health Programme Director) and Christopher Shaw (Medical Architecture Director and Chair of Architects for Health).

More detailed information is available about :

Images of our members stand at IHEEM
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AfH Design Awards 2014 were sponsored by Vinci who presented the trophies and certificates.

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