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Minehead Hospital

The hospital provides a 19-bed ward (with predominantly single en-suite bedrooms), day surgery theatre, therapies, outpatients, minor injuries unit and x-ray & ultrasound departments as well as a mental health day unit.

It is designed in a white rendered ‘art deco’ style appropriate to its seaside town location, a complete contrast to the former Victorian hospital it replaced, which was originally built as the town hall. Two courtyards in the centre of the building’s plan each house a sculpture designed by Wolfgang Buttress, themed on the sun and the moon, which are designed to reflect the sky into the heart of the building. Combined with large windows throughout, many of the rooms benefit from natural light and ventilation.

The project is part of a joint development with partners Somerset County Council, West Somerset College and West Somerset Council to provide a range of community facilities.

www.wolfgangbuttress.com