St Richard’s Hospice


St Richard’s Hospice

Speller Metcalfe was appointed to deliver Stage 2 of repeat-client St Richard’s Hospice’s ‘Build 2020’ project, which included the creation of a range of specialist therapeutic rooms to expand the Hospice’s ‘Living Well’ centre, including an exercise studio, art studio, horticultural therapy room, occupational training therapy kitchen and music and film therapy room.

The extended and renovated hospice now includes The Green, a central courtyard at the heart of the hospice, which was constructed using an intricate Glulam timber frame structure and a lattice-work roof.

A key challenge at St Richard’s Hospice was managing the logistics of installing a timber frame to an internal courtyard with no direct access to the outside, whilst also located within the confines of a live hospice – a sensitive environment where special consideration has been to be given to minimising disruption at all times for the patients and their families.

The scheme follows on from multiple projects for the hospice, including the main build in 2006, extensions in 2010 and 2013 and an enabling works package in 2017.