The LIFT national awards aim to encourage high quality health service buildings and the presentations were made in London last Thursday, 8th July.
Dudley Infracare LIFT took the ‘Design’ award for its Brierley Hill development. The judgest commented:
“The centre’s location on an awkward slope was resolved by careful placement of the building and floors. Accommodation is over seven floors, with five floors above ground, one semi basement and one full basement level.
“Artwork has been incorporated creating colour, fun and a theme accessible to all. Colours have been carefully chosen to add life to the interior spaces and make the patient journey a more positive experience.
“The confident and inspiring design, with its use of natural daylight and innovative architectural solutions, complementary colours and materials, gives a sense of optimism and wellbeing to the users and sets a precedent for future regeneration of the area.”
Dudley Infracare LIFT was also highly commended in the “Community Engagement and User Experience” category – for organisations which can demonstrate how engagement of the local community through a LIFT project has resulted in enhancement of the scheme – to complete a successful night.