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Healthcare

Hospitals-

The practice has worked on several different sites throughout Essex with the most recent project being the Hospital Sterilisation & Decontamination Unit (HSDU) located at the edge of the Colchester General Hospital site. Work commenced on the £5m decontamination unit on 9th August 2011 and the cost will be funded entirely from the Trust's own resources and is due to complete and become operational in July next year.

The award-winning Iceni Centre at Colchester General Hospital commissioned by Anglia Ruskin University is a training and education facility specialising in laparoscopic training for surgeons and their theatre teams and was completed late in 2010.

Other  projects at Colchester General include a major extension and refurbishment of the Accident and Emergency department which included the extension of the Pharmacy and the re-organisation of the emergency ambulance approach, a new Critical Care department with isolation and treatment rooms, a new Ultraclean Theatre, the refurbishment of several Wards, Car Parking schemes and the design of a new 3500m2 Medical Records Storage and Training Facility.

Residential Care Homes and Hospice-

For many years we have been involved in the design of Care Homes in and around Colchester with several schemes for major extensions and refurbishment of resident’s rooms with en-suite facilities, treatment, laundry, dining and lounge accommodation.
Roff Marsh and Partners were the architects involved in the original design of St Francis Hospice at Havering-Atte-Bower, near Romford, back in the 1970’s which involved the refurbishment of a large country house and the construction of new wings with bedroom accommodation, kitchens, laundry, mortuary and other ancillary rooms and landscaping. Since then a new Day Care Unit, a new Administration and Laundry block have been built and a new Education Centre was recently completed.

Day Centres and Surgeries-

In addition to the Hospice Day Centre we were involved in the construction of extensions and refurbishment of the Headway House day centre in Colchester. The Headway charitable organisation is for the care and rehabilitation of people with brain injuries and it is particularly important to ensure that the design caters for a range of abilities.

Surgeries include extensions to an Orthopaedic and an Orthodontic practice and working with two GP Practices in Swaffham, Norfolk. Due to the increased workload on the single practice in Swaffham it was decided to split into two in different locations. One practice stayed in the 1960/70’s single storey building which was extensively remodelled and the other practice moved into an range of derelict redundant farm buildings which were refurbished. The leaning stone walls were stabilised, a new first floor structure was installed and the whole building was renovated but expressing many of the original features including the massive timber trusses and the stone walls that were brought back to their original splendour using lime mortar and plenty of TLC.

HSDU