Oxford Churchill Hospital
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Oxford Churchill Hospital represents the future direction of healthcare delivery. With 335,000 square feet of new construction, this $220 million Hospital addition consists of a Cancer Care Center, Surgery/Diagnostics Center, and Private Patient Center.
Designed as three strategically inter-connected buildings, these specialty centers support a patient-centered and integrated approach to healthcare with simple way-finding and circulation routes, inviting interior spaces, and a dynamic integration of nature. Function, flow, and flexibility are maximized through the facility’s horizontal organization, with outpatient services located on the ground level and administrative support and inpatient beds on the upper two.
The interior design draws from the hospitality industry to encourage healing and wellbeing. Natural lighting and views to the outdoors are integrated throughout. Warm, rich finishes and furnishings sustain an uplifting atmosphere. On the exterior, a juxtaposition of modern and traditional façade expressions reflect Oxford's collegiate and ecclesiastical architecture while simultaneously creating a contemporary identity.
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
35,000 square metres (376,000 SF)
- Cancer Treatment Centre
- Radiotherapy / 6 Linac (2 future
- Chemotherapy Suite
- Outpatient Suite
- Head and Neck Suite
- Breast Screening Suite
- Oncology Ward / 56 Beds
- Haematology and Transplant Ward / 23 Beds
- Medical Physics Suite
- Administration Suite
- Surgery and Diagnostic Centre
- Radiology Department
- Nuclear Medicine Department
- Surgery Suite / 10 Operating Theatres
- Upper GI Ward / 28 Beds
- Lower GI Ward / 36 Beds
- Intensive Care Unit / 8 Beds
- Women’s Health Ward / 20 Beds
- Wytham Wing - Private Patient Unit
- Outpatient Unit
- Private Patient Ward / 20 Beds
- 3 Stories
- Tea Bar and Retail
Special Design Elements:
Geothermal heating and cooling system.
The building is designed to use 70% less energy and produce 60% less CO2 than a typical hospital of its size.
60% offsite prefabrication of building components.
The American Garden’ commemorating Oxford Churchill Hospital’s role as a WWII burn treatment center for American pilots.
Jane Ashley Women’s Center roof terrace garden.
The new buildings were designed to incorporate sustainable features and strategies that will conserve natural resources in accordance with the NEAT guidelines and include the following sustainable elements:
Geothermal heating and cooling
Low energy design
Rain water harvesting
Gray water usage
Passive solar shading
Extensive use of natural ventilation
Maximized use of daylighting
Heat-reflective roof to buildings
Increased insulation to walls and roof
Regionally sourced materials
Occupancy sensors to support spaces
Landscaping requires minimal irrigation
Construction waste recycling program
- ‘Low Carbon Client of the Year’ at the 2008 CIBSE Awards
- ‘Excellent’ NEAT rating
Vickie Holcroft, Director of Relocation, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, said “We are immensely proud of our new facilities. It will deliver not only clinical excellence but also benefit our patients and staff in providing services in a beautiful, eco-friendly, light and natural environment.”