The new Restaurant Works at Altnagelvin Hospital forms part of a wider framework of works for the Western Health and Social Care Trust. The new facility will replace the existing, outdated Hospital Restaurant and will be located at the heart of the Hospital campus.
The project involves the refurbishment of the ground floor of the existing ward wing of the 1960s Tower Block to form the Restaurant, with the insertion of new build elements into existing courtyards to form the Catering Kitchen and WC blocks.
Additional works will also be undertaken at First Floor to accommodate Offices and a Cold Preparation Area, with Multi-faith facilities to also be provided at this level. A new two storey link is proposed as part of the overall works to assist with congestion at the main lift cores.
The approach to the aesthetic was for a contemporary, welcoming, and non-institutional ambience which reflects the Client’s aspirations.
A natural material palette has been selected as a means of creating a calming environment whilst also amplifying the natural light brought in along the courtyard glazed zones through the tones chosen in the material palette.
The works will be challenging in terms of phasing and access arrangements due to their location at the heart of the building and the requirement to work within the constraints of a live Hospital environment.
TODD are working closely with the Trust and the appointed Contractor to ensure the sequencing of works has minimum impact on patients, staff and visitors and the general day to day operations of the Hospital.
Western Health & Social Care Trust