This new-build development provides a purpose-built central hospital pharmacy for the NHS Trust, replacing a Victorian building used previously, and no longer able to cater for current demands of the pharmacy service.
The pharmacists were closely involved in the design and planning of the facility to ensure it met their specific needs and operational requirements.
Through the design process and our collaborative approach the working practices of the department were reassessed with the pharmacists and changed, making a marked improvement in the efficiency of the department.
The final design also allowed for greater future resilience in the department and will now provide a long term solution in meeting the pharmacy needs of the Trust.
In addition to the pharmacy, the building also provides a new location for the Information Technology Department, which had also been located in poor quality accommodation.