Health Service Planning

Salisbury District General Hospital (UK)

Client Issue

The existing hospital built in the 1980s was developed on the ‘Nucleus’ planning template developed by the UK Department of Health. In 2003/04 the organisation had new needs and responsibilities, especially in the fields of Plastic Surgery & Burns, which required additional updated facilities. Also new provision was needed for Trauma, Orthopaedics and for the care of the Elderly Mentally Infirm.


Extensive discussions with doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and executives formed the basis for the preparation of the ‘Planning Brief’ for a four storey extension to the existing hospital, housing Trauma and Orthopaedics wards (on the top floor with access to a roof garden), a new dedicated Burns Unit, an extensive Outpatient Department and on the ground floor, wards for the Elderly Mentally Infirm with direct access to a secure internal courtyard.


The building was completed in 2006 and was received with widespread pleasure and satisfaction.