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Hospice scoops two prestigious awards

  • Published date
    11/03/2013
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

North London Hospice is delighted to have picked up two prestigious architecture awards on Saturday evening (March 10). The Hospice, which provides specialist care to terminally ill people, was recognised by the Civic Trust Awards at a ceremony held at City Hall in Cardiff. From 263 national and international entries North London Hospice’s day services building in Barrowell Green, Winchmore Hill was one of just 32 projects presented with the highest level of award as an ‘outstanding example of architecture and environmental design.’ The building also scooped a further honour, the ‘Special Award for Sustainability’, for demonstrating ‘excellent sustainability credentials in terms of overall design parameters, material selection, construction methods and long term energy consumption.’ North London Hospice chief executive Douglas Bennett said: “To win not just one but two Civic Trust awards is an outstanding achievement. The aim of Hospice was to create a facility that would provide a special environment for patients and carers at such a difficult time in their lives and for the staff who support them. “We wanted it to feel like a home from home even though it a place where people come to receive specialist treatments. We are delighted to receive such important recognition of the quality of our new building.” The Civic Trust Awards recognises projects that have made a difference to local people and their communities through design and facilities. Judges felt the new-build facility, which offers patients and their carers a range of care and support services such as physiotherapy, symptom assessment, advice and counseling, creative activities and complementary therapies, was very well constructed with careful and thorough detailing throughout. They thought the rooms felt individual and special with the generous windows offering views to the landscape, providing a sense of wellbeing and calm and adding a special dimension to the hospice. Civic Trust Awards managing director, Malcolm Hankey said: “The Civic Trust Awards celebrate not only design excellence, but also the relationship between structures, places, the environment and communities. Winning projects have demonstrated architectural excellence whilst offering cultural, social or economic benefit to the local community.”

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