Manchester Royal Infirmary, Diabetes & Endocrinology Centre Manchester, UK
Appointed as Lead Consultant and Architect for the design and delivery of a new permanent home for the Manchester Community Diabetes Service, Sheppard Robson has been involved from the inception of this project to provide improved and expanded facilities for both staff and patients in the fastest growing clinical speciality in the NHS.
Situated in the Ground Floor of the existing Peter Mount Building on the Central Manchester Hospitals Campus, the new Diabetes Outpatients Centre provides consultation and treatment facilities for Diabetes, Podiatry, and Endocrine Infusion, along with a wide range of clinical support spaces, including a Diet and Lifestyle Management facility (DAFNE) and an Adolescent Transition Clinic.
Centred around a large landscaped courtyard, the new Diabetes Outpatient Centre provides 16 Clinic Rooms, all of which have been designed in a flexible manner to allow the building to ‘flex’ to suit differing clinical demands on a daily basis, supported by a wide range of clinical supporting spaces, and a generous public waiting area that is provided with high levels of natural daylight and external views of the internal courtyards.
A number of specialist support spaces have been carefully designed as part of this project in recognition of the fact that Diabetes is a lifelong condition that has to be managed rather than cured, and as such a similar wide range of patient ages and physical conditions will need to be accommodated equally well within the facility.
- Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
- 1,200 m2