New hospital for Jersey given the go ahead
May 2022 – One of the largest public projects ever undertaken in Jersey in the Channel Islands, with an associated budget of £804m, has been granted full planning permission following the publication of the Planning Inspector’s report recommending approval, and subsequent formal consent by Jersey’s Minister of the Environment.
Designed by Llewelyn Davies, the 70,000 sq m Our Hospital Project (OHP) can now move forward to deliver a first-class facility that will provide the best in healthcare when it becomes fully operational by late 2026.
The Design and Delivery Partner of the OHP is a joint venture partnership between ROK and FCC Construcción known as ROK FCC JV. As Lead Architects, Llewelyn Davies was originally employed in July 2020 to assist with the evaluation and selection of five shortlisted sites. From November 2020 through to the submission of the detailed application exactly one year later, under Project Director, Stephen Featherstone and Lead Clinical Director, Robert Etchell, the planning and design of OHP has been developed with extensive public and clinical engagement.
Stephen said: “This is a massive achievement for the design and delivery team and the people of Jersey. A huge number of people have been involved in making this project a tremendous success, including incredibly supportive clinical teams for whom this outcome is richly deserved. The people of Jersey have long been wanting this project to be delivered, and now it finally can.”
Planning Inspector, Philip Staddon, added: “Given the nature of this once in a generation development proposal, accepting the importance and imperative of delivering the hospital on this allocated site, the key overarching test is whether the application proposal represents the very best proposal in planning terms when considered ‘in the round’. My conclusion is that it does.”
Alternative or additional quote from the Inspector’s Report:
“The result is an undisputedly high quality healthcare campus, with contemporary buildings in an attractive landscaped setting, which would enable patients and within the hospital building to enjoy a very pleasant, indeed quite stunning, environment and panoramic views out to sea”.
The OHP project team includes Llewelyn Davies (Lead Architect, Clinical Planning and Interior Design), Arup (Civil, Structures, MEP Engineering and Transport), Soundings (Consultation), LDA Design (Landscape), and Temple (Statutory Planning), Urban Counsel (Built Heritage), Morris Architects (Local Architects), MJM (Healthcare Planners). TProjects (Arts Consultants).
About Llewelyn Davies
The work of Llewelyn Davies is informed by 60+ years of UK and international experience in over 80 countries. Recognised universally as a brand leader in healthcare, masterplanning and aviation, the company has designed over 250 hospitals worldwide.
The fundamental design principles of the modern hospital were invented and shaped by the founding partners, John Weeks and Lord Richard Llewelyn-Davies. Their pioneering work, in flexibility and change in the healthcare environment, supported by extensive research at the Nuffield, was extraordinary and remains as relevant to hospital design and town planning today as ever before.
For further information:
Lisa Northcott, Holistic, 00 44 (0) 7885 980 154