Following feedback from our first critical session, we developed more preliminary concepts and considered how to integrate the local community into the proposed hospital. The team put patient experience at the forefront and subsequently explored several options for patient flow routing solutions. Due to size constraints, it was decided that car parking spaces would be limited to discourage the use of cars. To counterbalance this, we came up with new transport strategies to connect the site to the existing public transport links, including adding a new bus lane and introducing five potential shuttle bus services to and from the local train and underground stations.
Some of our team went out to visit the site and the local surroundings i.e. the pub. The immediate area was dominated by low rise housing, with the exception of a tall block of flats to the northwest of our site. Check out the amazing view of London from the top of Primrose Hill.
At our critical session this week, we met Andrew Woodward, Technical Director of WSP, who was particularly impressed by the number and level of drawings presented. We have been encouraged to modify our designs to extend the entire building above the railway, rather than splitting the development into two buildings connected by a bridge.
A long Bank holiday weekend ahead - woooo!