Project Description

Clinic facility for autistic children; the largest children’s neurosciences service in Europe, designed for the assessment and treatment of young patients with autism spectrum disorders or physical disabilities. Officially opened by the Rt Hon John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons in November 2012.

Conversion/refurbishment of Existing Listed Grade II Building for the Assessment of Autistic Children aged 4-18 years, with Assessment, Observation and Consulting Rooms with audio visual recording systems; full support facilities including offices, training facilities, conference and tele-medicine rooms Separate Sleep Disorder Unit for Children Full architectural service included designing bespoke furniture throughout, including fibreglass play pod and curved wall, reception desk, and ICT computer desks.

To ensure that the build would be seen as a sustainable existing development the design incorporated efficient use of the existing fabric, improved thermal envelope (including dry-lining thoughout and double-glazed secondary glazing), mechanical ventilation including heat recovery and energy saving lighting systems.

To read more about the design challenges we faced you can read an in-depth article here.

Contract Value: £2.2million. Officially opened November 2012.