The new paediatric ward; Blossom Children & Young People’s Centre is the first building project complete in a proposed phased master plan development for the Craigavon Area Hospital site.
The ward is a stand-alone building, generally single storey in height with plant accommodation sited above the south westerly block forming a two story folded roof element creating height and scale wrapping over the double height main entrance foyer area giving the building form and character. The design addresses the issues associated with the short term integration with the existing hospital as well as the longer term aspiration and consideration for the Masterplan.
The departments within the paediatric unit are arranged around the main entrance foyer which is the main point of public access to the building. A central entrance canopy formed from the folding roof provides a sheltered area for clients and visitors arriving to the building, and creates a focus point with visual links to through to the courtyards behind the reception.
Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Architect / Lead Consultant