Architect appointed for Hythe Hospital rebuild

Hythe Hospital in Hampshire

by Amy Williams

NHS Property Services and NHS West Hampshire CCG are pleased to confirm that an architect has been appointed to produce plans for the rebuild of Hythe Hospital.

Commissioned by NHS Property Services, ArchitecturePLB will be working on plans for the rebuild of Hythe Hospital, Southampton, which will replace the existing site, first built over a hundred years ago. The rebuild will give patients easy access to local clinics and diagnostics, as well as the possibility of additional services further in the future.

ArchitecturePLB will be producing plans with the help of local clinicians and patients. They are an established, design-led architectural practice, with a reputation for award winning work on existing and new buildings. They have recently been recognised with the Planning for Affordable Housing award at the Planning & Placemaking Awards, for its Monksbrook Estate scheme in Eastleigh. Other local projects which they have been working on include Jack’s Place for Wessex Children’s Hospice, St Clement’s Surgery in Winchester and Adelaide Health Centre in Southampton.

Once the business case has been approved, construction of the new hospital will be completed by mid-2018.

West Hampshire CCG is also working with the Royal British Legion to consider how to retain a war memorial at the site, to commemorate those who lost their lives while serving their country in combat.

Dr Sarah Schofield, Chairman of NHS West Hampshire CCG, said: “ArchitecturePLB will be working with patients and clinicians to make sure we get this right. Across west Hampshire, the NHS is doing all it can so that people are treated in their community instead of travelling long distances, which is why the rebuild of Hythe Hospital is so important.

“Once the rebuild is completed, we want Hythe Hospital to be able to host local clinics and diagnostics and remain flexible enough to offer different services in the future.

“This is great news and I’m looking forward to seeing the plans for the rebuild of Hythe Hospital later in the year.”