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 all those that enter.

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 three separate entrances. A main one to the south which will lead through to a coffee shop and open plan seating area. A second  entrance specifically for the ward, slightly set back from the rest of the building away from the busy main reception and a services entrance with direct access to the kitchen and laundry.

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 now

As you can see, Wessex Demolition and Salvage have made great progress in clearing our once derelict site of the vast amounts of vegetation and redundant glasshouses.

The before photos were taken in June 2015 and the photos during clearance, were taken on 11th October 2016. You can see just how much has been achieved since work began this August.

So far the team has removed:26 tonnes of green waste, 23 tonnes of timber, 18 tonnes of scrap metal and 19 tonnes of general rubbish!

Site clearance has been timed to fit in with wildlife nesting habits and as such, is due to be completed by the end of November 2016.

Click on our timeline to see when we hope to begin building our new Hospice.