Architect(s) : CZWG Architects
Address : Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Hucknall Rd, NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom
Latitude/Longitude : 52.9887808,-1.1590322
Photographs : Martine Hamilton Knight
Interior Design : Paul Smith
Structural engineer : Adams Kara Taylor
Area : 360.0 sqm
Maggie’s assigned CZWG the design of a new cancer care centre in Nottingham to serve the East Midlands Cancer Network. The centre is located on a wooded slope in the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital Campus, between the Oncology Department and the Breast Unit.
The two story building ‘floats’ above the ground on a semi basement and is accessed by a wide bridge from up the slope. It is visibly part of the hospital but lifted up protectively amongst the trees.
Economical square plans in which the large number of rooms required flow from one to another are fronted by the green glazed oval elevation with their overlapping corners. The section exploits the curved roof and at the same time soffits in order to provide different height rooms and spaces. They rooms are furnished in a rich way to the design of Sir Paul Smith, a famous son of Nottingham. The rooms are extended by large balconies out within touching distance of the tree canopies.