We’re proud to announce that the Stokes Centre for Urology is the winner of the national Healthcare RICS Social Impact Award 2020. These awards mean a lot to us as they recognise the built environment’s positive and transformational contribution to society – this is how we measure the success of our projects.
“…it started with one man’s wish to repay his successful cure from a cancer that is the third biggest cancer killer in the UK. The result is a state-of-the-art diagnostic facility which is world class as judged by its peers”Malcolm Young, Healthcare Award Judge.
When the chairman of prostate cancer charity ‘The Prostate Project’ was diagnosed with prostate cancer 20 years ago, he was treated by the lead urology clinician at Royal Surrey County Hospital. Both individuals recognised that the urology department wasn’t meeting the needs of patients, and that something had to change.
The Stokes Centre for Urology was a collaboration between ‘The Prostate Project’ charity and the NHS to create a sector-leading new-build facility for treating prostate cancer patients. The centre consolidates many specialist services (diagnosis, treatment, recovery, outpatients and research) under one roof, creating a ‘one-team’ approach, enhancing patient care.
Providing an environment based on wellbeing and patient dignity was key, putting people at the heart of the design. Patients need to feel comfortable and looked after at every point on their journey and staff valued through well-designed facilities that suit their requirements.
The years of hard work and fundraising by the NHS and the Prostate Project culminated with one of the most significant investments in Urological services in the UK for over a decade. The Stokes Centre represents a ground-breaking approach to partnering on such a scale and has altered perceptions of how similar projects should be designed and built.
We worked with K2, Clarkebond, CBG and Logan Construction to deliver this world class facility.
To see the full list of award winners, please click here.