Spire Manchester is a new purpose built private hospital for award winning Spire Healthcare group to provide fast access to specialised and personalised healthcare using some of the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies. The new hospital provides a medical facility of international renown and includes outpatient and inpatient facilities, an endoscopy unit, six operating theatres (including one hybrid theatre) and a conference suite.
To rationalise the complex programme of accommodation, the elevations are designed around a regular grid and a limited palette of materials including textured concrete and aluminium panels and western red cedar louvers.
A fundamental consideration of the design team was to deliver a building with strong sustainability credentials. The envelope is designed to minimise energy usage and CO2 emissions and the scheme features sedum and wildflower roofs, high performance glazing and photovoltaic panels.
Client: Spire Healthcare