DKA designs 5000m² hospital in Bridgwater
16 April 2014
Here at DKA in Bath, we have over 20 years’ experience of designing state-of-the-art hospitals and we’re extremely proud of the latest addition to our portfolio, Bridgwater Community Hospital which opens to the public on 28th April 2014.
The key design principles in planning the site were to provide easy access from the existing road network, maximise views out to the surrounding countryside, minimise noise from the adjacent motorway, provide adequate car parking and allow for future expansion. Planned around an internal courtyard and with generous areas of glazing, the opportunities to bring natural light and ventilation into the building are maximised. Combined with the subtle internal colour scheme which was informed by DKA’s dementia strategy, the internal environment has a pleasant and calming atmosphere which is appreciated by patients, visitors and staff alike.
The hospital opened its doors to give the public a preview on Saturday 5th April and the response was fantastic. Over 1000 people visited the new hospital and left some wonderful comments:
“Beautifully designed, light and airy building with thought given to both patients’ comfort and staff efficiency.”
“How lucky Bridgwater is to have such a modern, forward-thinking hospital. It embraces the new technology on offer.”