Winners: RICS NI Awards 2019

We are thrilled to share TODD Architects designed Craigavon Area Hospital: Blossom Children’s & Young People Centre won in its Infrastructure Award category and Omagh Integrated Primary School came Highly Commended in the Community Benefit category at last nights RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) NI Awards, held at the Crowne Plaza, Belfast.

Congratulations and well deserved to both design teams, clients and all contractors involved.


A record thirty-six of Northern Ireland’s most innovative and community beneficial property projects were shortlisted for this years Awards, across eight categories: Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure.


All Northern Ireland winners go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final in November 2019, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.


William Keown Trust Award

It is with great honour we are delighted to announce TODD Architects designed Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex, for the Western Health and Social Care Trust, has won the William Keown Trust Prestige Access Award in recognition of their contribution to an accessible, user-friendly environment.

We would like to thank the Trust for working closely with us in shaping, developing and realising this award-winning, community focused healthcare scheme and also we would like to sincerely thank all the consultancy and design teams for all their hard work, time and input.

Congratulations to all involved!

More info on the William Keown Trust can be found here.


BBH Award for Blossom Children & Young People’s Centre

We are very proud to share Craigavon Area Hospital Blossom Children & Young People’s Centre has won a prestigious Building Better Healthcare Award in the Acute Hospital Development > £10 million category.

Congratulations to all the teams involved, especially to our supportive clients at the Southern Health & Social Care Trust, and all the healthcare design teams involved in delivering this innovative and community- focused healthcare centre.

“I would like to thank the design team and contractors for their dedication since building began. Our own staff have also worked tirelessly to ensure this project was completed with minimal disruption. This development has brought major changes to the Craigavon site and we greatly appreciate the co-operation of patients, visitors and staff in helping to make these improvements to our services.”

Paul Morgan, Southern Health & Social Care Trust

Blossom Children & Young People’s Centre includes an outpatients department, inpatient department with 19 beds and a short stay department with five ambulatory beds. Design features in the state of the art Centre include a negative pressure room for infection control, a dedicated adolescent area with games room, a play room for younger children and two secure outdoor courtyards

Check out all the 2018 winners here



IHEEM Healthcare Estates Awards & Conference 2018

TODD Architects are delighted to be shortlisted in the Architectural Practice of the Year category for the IHEEM Awards 2018, the Award ceremony and dinner will take place on 9th Oct at the Mercure hotel,  Manchester. Best of luck to the team!

View the shortlist here.

TODD Architects Managing Director Paul Crowe will be also speaking at the IHEEM conference the following day, focusing his talk on the award-winning Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex health scheme and its significance with its community, more information on this to come…

Check out the full programme here.

Success at Schueco Awards 2018

TODD Architects & Frameworks are delighted to have won the Schueco Health Building Award 2018 for Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex.

Congratulations to both the Frameworks team & the TODD healthcare design team on their success!


About Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex

Unique to Northern Ireland and new for the UK and Ireland in how all services are delivered in one place, the Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex is a model of healthcare provision. The scheme provides a range of secondary and tertiary hospital facilities and community healthcare services all on one site.

Architecturally, the scheme has been conceived with vernacular influences, particularly in the approach to the overall scale and mass where the various key components are grouped into legible elements, with light glazed

enclosed links, a connecting ‘street’ and a main atrium/foyer.

The building required the glazing and curtain-walling systems to meet the demands of a healthcare environment’s design and technical requirements. These included large openings to maximise views and enhance light as part of the therapeutic design, potential for integrated shading and privacy, thermal performance to assist the scheme in achieving a BREEAM rating, security considerations in certain areas, from discrete venting to ballistic-rated glass, and infection control in some clinical areas, employing systems such as integral powered blinds. Collaboration between TODD Architects and fabricator Frameworks led to bespoke solutions, incorporating an extensive range of systems and components.


Find out more about the Schueco Awards and all the award winning projects here. 


TODD Architects design one of Europe’s top hospitals

The Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Centre was officially opened on June 13 2018 by HRH Prince Charles last week, while simultaneously receiving the prestigious accolade of best Healthcare Design (Over 20,000 sqm) in this year’s European Healthcare Design Awards, as well as being Highly Commended in the Design for Health & Wellness category.

Designed by TODD Architects with Hall Black Douglas, the complex uniquely combines primary and acute care on a shared campus. The scheme was highly praised by the judging panel as an outstanding contemporary healthcare project, demonstrating high levels of sustainability and sensitive integration into its landscape setting, creating an efficient clinical environment, promoting service improvement and providing a supportive environment for staff, patients and their families.


Project director, Andrew Murray commented:

“This is fantastic recognition for the hospital, within an awards programme that seeks to raise the bar in healthcare design globally, where other category winners and commended projects included buildings as far a field as Holland, France, Germany, Denmark, USA and Australia.”


This award follows a host of recently accumulated accolades such as RIBA, RSUA, RICS, RIAI and Civic Trust Awards this year. These Awards are a well deserved mark of recognition for the commitment of the hard-working teams across the board, and also a celebration of the design collaboration and progressive vision of the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the local Omagh community.

For the full list of European Healthcare Award 2018 winners visit;