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St Wilfrids Hospice, Bosham

St. Wilfrid’s Hospice is a new build end of life care facility to be constructed in Bosham, West Sussex. 

The building will be constructed using modern materials in the style of a traditional Sussex Barn.

St. Wilfrid’s Hospices can be split into two distinct areas; the day hospice and in-patients unit. The day hospice will include provision for the day to day running of the hospice as well as facilities for; treatment rooms, office space, gym, art room, café, fully equipped kitchen.

The in-patients unit is primarily care focused and will provide bedrooms for 18 patients. In addition to bedrooms the in-patients unit provides facilities for nursing staff to carry out their day to day activities.

Delta Green have been working with the St Wilfrids Team for a number of years, initially employed to review the existing building and subsequently to developed a new site.  The site is designed to minimise energy use and to reduce maintenance as much as is possible.  Delta Green have developed the detailed performance specification and are overseeing the Design and Build Contractors evolving design.

Heating and hot water will be provided by the installation of combined heating and power (CHP) plant coupled to the boiler system. CHP plant, in addition to producing heat, will provide electricity to power the development.

Due to the nature of building users and their potential vulnerability, security of electricity supply has been carefully considered. A generator is to be provided as part of the scheme to ensure continuity of power in the event of a power outage on the national grid.

Specialist medical services are to be provided as part of the scheme, namely; medical gases (oxygen), medical trunking & nurse call systems. Delta Green specified all medical services, working up the scheme in conjunction with the Hospices requirements.

Low energy LED lighting is proposed throughout the development. The advantages of this technology are to minimise energy use and also future maintenance.

A central battery emergency lighting system is proposed to serve the hospice. This system has been put forward to simplify future maintenance and speed up testing of the emergency lighting system.

Construction of the site commences Summer 2017.