The design team has worked closely with specialist companies and healthcare architects. This is to ensure that the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital is not only at the cutting edge of technology, but also fit-for-purpose based on the needs of the local population.
The hospital will have around 670 beds and will provide capacity for around 107,000 inpatients and 120,000 outpatients each year.
The patient experience
We want to create an environment that offers comfort, safety, privacy and dignity for our patients and visitors. The current designs take the following into account:
• Matching exterior design with the physical surroundings
• Using natural light, materials and textures
• Bright, open, large-scale public areas
• Attention to colour, scale, and detail
• Use of artwork
• Homely-looking patient rooms, day rooms, consultation rooms and offices
The hospital will occupy 16.76 acres in the centre of the site. This incorporates all land bordered by London Street, Heath Street, Grove Lane, Grove Street and the Cape Arm Canal.
The proposed location will allow several access points from the main public highway. In addition, designated drop-off and collection points have been placed at strategic locations for staff, patients and for the delivery of goods and services.
We hope to incorporate underground car parking for patients and visitors (including accessible spaces within the new facility). This feature will dramatically reduce the parking implications for surrounding areas as well as providing direct access through the atrium into the heart of the main hospital.