West London Mental Health NHS Trust has gained planning permission for redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital
At an estimated cost of £254m, the project is subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement.
Built in 1863, Broadmoor Hospital is one of three high-secure hospitals in England. It is internationally recognised for its pioneering research activities and work with patients affected by the most challenging mental health issues.
The plans drawn up by Oxford Architects include 16 wards that will provide accommodation for more than 200 patients in a secure environment. The redevelopment will include a new entrance building, central facilities building, a replacement energy centre, new gardens, recreation areas and extensive landscaping.
Peter Norman, Partner at Oxford Architects said: “Our design for the construction of the new hospital will greatly enhance Broadmoor Hospital’s facilities, resulting in modern wards that will be easier to both maintain and manage. The specific design for these buildings will enable the Trust to continue its nationally significant work in patient care, whilst managing its resources much more efficiently and effectively”.
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and landscape design were delivered by LDA Design, which has worked to integrate the new buildings with the surrounding historic parkland as effectively as possible.
“LDA Design worked closely with Oxford Architects, ensuring that the final proposals balanced the design, technical and security requirements of the new hospital with the need to minimise environmental impacts,” explained Mike Foster, Project Director at LDA Design. “
LDA’s design work will create a strong landscape framework for the redevelopment and the new gardens and landscapes will provide enhanced facilities for patients, visitors and staff.
Construction should start in 2013 and the new Hospital is expected to open in late 2016.