The new Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Bath's Royal United Hospital is an innovative project intended to be at the forefront of the development of neo-natal intensive care across the UK.
The proposal consists of a single storey new-build extension and the refurbishment of the space occupied by the existing NICU facility. The new-build element accommodates the clinical, support and reception functions as a discreet but contemporary intervention between two existing buildings. The refurbished element comprises staff and parents’ facilities.
Our pioneering holistic and therapeutic approach towards the new building has created a new low-carbon unit allowing the staff to practice new methods of care for premature and sick babies.
"This quiet building demonstrates what thoughtful practice, with a strong client dialogue and engagement, can bring to both brief development and technical opportunities and has set a standard that could be a role model for similar future development. The Jury were impressed by the intelligence and moved by sensitivity of this building."
Stuart McKnight, RIBA Jury Chair
The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care, Bath RUH, Bath
Client: Royal United Hospital, Bath
Construction value: £3,000,000
Completion: October 2011
•2012: Building Better Healthcare Awards: Best Inpatient Facility Design: Winner
•2012: Building Better Healthcare Awards: Specialist Services Design: Shortlisted
•2012: Building Better Healthcare Awards: Shortlisted: Innovation in Sustainability
•2012: RICS Awards (National): Design & Innovation: Highly Commended
•2012: Design & Health International Academy Awards: International Sustainable Design: Highly Commended
•2012: Design & Health International Academy Awards: International Health Project (Under 40,000 sqm): Highly Commended
•2012: RIBA Awards: Winner
•2012: RIBA South West Client of the Year: Winner
•2012: South West Built Environment Awards: Innovation: Winner
•2012: South West Built Environment Awards: Project of the Year: Winner
•2012: RICS Awards (Regional South West): Innovation and Design: Winner
Bath new NICU opens
Feilden Clegg Bradley completes neonatal unit - BDonline
Coverage of Neonatal Unit on Hattie Hartman's sustainability Blog 'Footprint '
NICU wins regional RICS Award
Dyson Centre at the Design & Health International Awards 2012
NICU shortlisted for 3 awards in the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2012
Dyson Centre wins Best Inpatient Facility Design at BBH Awards 2012
Holistic ward redesign by FCBStudios improves baby care