About the building

Your new Hospice will be 50% bigger with all the modern facilities needed to enable us to continue providing patients and their families with the very best care, privacy and dignity they deserve at the most difficult time in their lives.
 
Above all, it will maintain the home from home feeling we know is one of our greatest assets, creating a warm and welcoming environment for everyone that enters.

The new Dreambuilding

Your new Hospice will be made up of four buildings designed to separate the different services we offer, making it easier for patients and relatives to navigate. These will be linked together by glazed corridors with views onto the courtyard garden. The four buildings will be:

We have taken inspiration from our local surroundings, with the main buildings grouped to look like a converted farm complex; incorporating materials such as flint work, oak boarding and clay roof tiles.

Click on our mood board links above to get a feel for how these might look.

Ground floor plans

All patient and relative services will be accessible from the ground floor.

There will be 18 larger, fully en-suite bedrooms, a larger Day Hospice, a gym, art therapy room and separate treatment rooms. We will have private loungers, snugs and quiet rooms, dedicated bereavement support rooms and visitor showers.

Our new facilities will enable us to improve patient care and better support their loved ones during the most difficult time in their lives.

First floor plans

On the first floor in the ‘Granary’ our community nursing teams, the Clinical Nurse Specialists and Hospice at Home team will now be based side by side, improving communication channels and supporting the very best delivery of care.

The first floor will also be home to our essential support services including clinical secretaries, administration, finance, IT, human resources, fundraising and communications as well as our Management Team.

The site

In June 2016, our site was a mass of overgrown vegetation and dilapidated greenhouses.

Wessex Demolition worked hard to clear the site, transforming it to the blank canvas in photo 4.

In July 2017 preparatory work took place prior to construction beginning in January 2018.

Click on our range of images to see how the building has progressed from the foundations to now (Dec 2018). 

As of the beginning of December 2018, the brickwork, cladding and roof finishes have been completed on all four buildings. The majority of internal partitions are in and plastering, painting and floor screeding are all underway. As you can see, much of the scaffolding is starting to come down too and our main kitchen is going in.

We are well on the way to opening the doors to our first patient in spring 2019.#

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