St Helen’s DTC Nominated for Healthcare Award

21 September 2010

Capita Architecture has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Community Care Design’ category at the 2010 Building Better Healthcare Awards for its work on the St Helen’s Diagnostic & Treatment Centre.

The £100m DTC signals the future for a significant proportion of modern healthcare provision, acting as an outpatients-style treatment centre rather than a 24/7 hospital. It is designed around a dramatic central atrium which makes the whole building intuitively easy to understand and navigate around, while being welcoming for patients and sympathetic to the local townscape.

St Helen’s DTC also heralds a new style of building that will revolutionise the UK healthcare construction industry. It features a number of innovative building methods such as the off-site construction of bathrooms and a pioneering building shell manufacturing process. These new initiatives have delivered time savings on the construction programme while also raising the quality of the finishes and construction.

The award winners will be announced at the Brewery in London on 11th November.