Engineering structures to enhance patient recovery
The new Neuro Rehabilitation Centre is a 103-bed unit located in the grounds the existing Glostrup Hospital. With aspirations of becoming one of the world’s leading centres for the specialist rehabilitation for people with spinal and traumatic brain injuries, it will offer state of the art facilities for patients.
The building is located within landscaped gardens and features two ward blocks connected by the reception area and meeting areas. The centre integrates high quality care with specialist facilities including a training pool, multi-functional training hall, outpatient clinics and areas dedicated to research.
With the hospital environment key to aiding patient recovery, creating spaces that promote healing is an essential part of the Neuro Rehabilitation Centre development. The BuroHappold Engineering team is working to deliver a structural engineering design that will enhance the specialist facilities onsite, providing wards that will offer the best possible patient journey.
A key challenge for our team was to develop a plan that would allow a fast track construction. We also needed to consider how to reduce the amount of disruption to the existing hospital.
Rod Manson, Regional Director
Our team selected a pre-cast concrete design and construction to ensure a fast track construction process and thereby minimising the disruption, noise, site emissions and the inconvenience of working within a live construction site environment on the hospital campus. We undertook careful technical and risk analysis during the initial schematic design stages to ensure that all alternative options were considered, prior to the detailed design process.
The centre’s two white ward blocks are built around atriums to maximise the amount of daylight entering the spaces. Inside the building, the wards offer 103 private rooms with access to their own bathrooms, creating an environment that moves away from a traditional hospital.
The careful approach to patient care begins at the entrance to the hospital – the centrally located reception area provides access to all of the wards and care facilities, enhancing the hospital’s cohesive approach. The connection to the surrounding parkland is a key aspect of the building design; with all areas either having views across the landscape, or to smaller landscaped gardens.
Set to open its doors to patients in 2020, the Glostrup Hospital Neuro Rehabilitation Centre design focuses on healing architecture, providing a building that will offer world-leading recovery to its patients. The building brings together highly specialist care with a building design that enhances well-being.
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