Plans for Hull diabetes centre are unveiled

Published: 5-Feb-2020

£6m development funded by Hull City Football Club owner

Alessandro Caruso Architects (ACA) has unveiled designs for a £6m new-build diabetes centre at Hull Royal Infirmary.

The Allam Diabetes Centre has been funded by Hull City Football Club owner, Dr Assem Allam, and will treat patients with diabetes and metabolic bone diseases.

The proposed building mirrors the white colour of the monolithic Women and Children Hospital, with alternative design geometry associated to the proposed openings and finishes.

And the selection of materials achieves a contemporary feel, while at the same time introducing an innovative take to express the building’s form.

The structure will be constructed using a metsec structural system, with elevations wrapped by rainscreen cladding and curtain walls.

The single-storey part of the building will boast a roof garden to offer external amenity space for patients and maximising natural light into the existing adjacent building.

The main entrance lies on the axis generated by the visual link, opening access to a central triple-height atrium and a street corridor linking to a service access at the rear of the building.

The concept of two blocks connected by a glazed atrium makes reference to other buildings within the hospital campus, breaking the massing, yet creating a connection with the volume of the Women and Children’s Hospital.

The proposed new building structure will include a large waiting area and reception, office space, consulting rooms and specialist treatment rooms on the ground floor; open-plan offices and changing rooms on the first floor; and research consulting rooms, offices, store areas and a roof void on the second floor.

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