Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
Location Barnet, London
Status Consented January 2017
Designs were consented in January 2017 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, a new facility providing support for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families. Squire and Partners is part of a team supporting the charity in their Building the Ark appeal, to secure a much needed children’s hospice for north London.
The brief sought an inspiring space for palliative care, relaxation and adventure within a ‘home from home’ environment, allowing young people and their families to connect with others facing similar challenges, and be given the time and space to be children, not just patients. Connections to the surrounding landscape were a priority, as well as providing a focal point for social interaction between the volunteers, community outreach workers and family visitors who will use the facility.
The design is based on a central oak framed vaulted hall providing a series of flexible social spaces, flanked by two protective brick-clad ‘wings’ in which more private uses are arranged – a section each for therapy/play, children’s bedrooms, family rooms and administration – all with garden views. A lower ground level contains bereavement suites, a multi-faith room and staff facilities.
Planning Consultant Jones Lang LaSalle
Project Management Jones Lang LaSalle
Cost management DBK