Hillingdon Hospital in north-west London is set to be transformed into a ‘new, state-of-the-art’ healthcare facility following unanimous approval by the London Borough of Hillingdon’s Major Applications Planning Committee.
Arcadis IBI Group, providing masterplanning, healthcare planning, architecture, and landscape architecture services for the 79,000 m2 project, says it will combine a new, ‘future-ready’ hospital alongside a mixed-use development that promotes healthy living.
The multidisciplinary business said: “Hillingdon Hospital currently has an ageing hospital estate that is no longer fit for purpose, and under the plans it will rebuilt to provide a larger emergency department, a new diagnostic centre, labour ward, and a critical care unit. Construction of the new hospital will take place near the existing one, which will remain operational throughout. The old hospital will then be demolished, releasing land for other uses.”
As part of a wider masterplan to strengthen connections between the hospital and its surrounding community, links to existing transport hubs will be created, alongside new housing, ‘as well as space for commercial and incubator initiatives allied to healthcare innovation and wellness promotion’, with land set aside for public use.
Arcadis IBI’s masterplan for the hospital reportedly meets BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standards.
Other key project partners include AECOM (civil, structural and mechanical, electrical & plumbing engineering), Savills (town planning and townscape consulting), Prior + Partners (residential masterplanning), Ridge and Partners (construction consulting and BREEAM assessment), Mott MacDonald (transport consulting), and Tenos (fire safety engineering).
Tony Burley, UK & Ireland managing principal for the Buildings Group at Arcadis IBI, said: “This critically important facility can now be regenerated to deliver exceptional care to the many residents who need it, while also helping them to live healthier lives. As a local resident myself, I am proud to have been part of this project, and delighted that we can now forge ahead with bringing the vision for this new hospital to life.”