Better for patients, by design
Bringing the Yorkshire Dales and Fells into Leeds
The creation of a central island garden takes its cues from the nearby fells, dales and erratics of Yorkshire. Ward-level terraced gardens will provide a connection to the outside world for more vulnerable, less mobile in-patients.
The concept involves:
- Bringing the hills back into the city centre whilst delivering a new world class hospital on a tight city centre site.
- A building that is taller at the back to the north and shorter at the front to the south so that sunshine can reach all the rooms.
- A huge island garden and playdeck at its centre.
- A focus on staff and patient wellbeing by maximising wellness/ daylight and greenery.