Cystic Fibrosis Unit, City Hospital

Cystic Fibrosis Unit, City Hospital


The new £6.6M Cystic Fibrosis unit at the City Hospital Nottingham aims to provide 'home in hospital' for around 250 adult Cystic Fibrosis patients from Nottinghamshire and surrounding.

The building sets a new standard in CF care, leading the way in clinical management, transforming the patient experience, and providing patients with the consistently high quality of care that they require. Facilities include outpatient consulting rooms, physiotherapy treatment rooms, exercise pods and gym space looking out onto a private landscaped courtyard with outdoor exercise equipment.

BWB have carried out a number of site surveys for the site. This included a Geo Environmental Assessment, Topographical survey and survey of the existing buildings helped to shape the Project Cost Plan and identify the priorities for detailed investigation and assessment in readiness for the planning Application and to manage the initial risks.

Cystic Fibrosis building was shortlisted for the BREEAM Healthcare Award of 2013.

Key Challenges

The proposed building has undergone a number of design changes. Early in the project the proposed building was to be constructed on the old laundry site. There are existing buildings on the site that were due to be demolished to make space for the CF building. Due to the time of demolishing the laundry the proposed building was relocated in a current car park area adjacent to the new radiology building.

One of the other major changes was the M&E strategy. The plant equipment is supported on the roof and extra kit was needed to achieve the NHS requirements. We then carried out a quick design check on the building to future proof the building for the extra plant equipment.