Hospice scoops a prestigious design award

Arnold Simanowitz and Nic Hoar holding the plaque SUS-140807-173912001

Arnold Simanowitz and Nic Hoar holding the plaque SUS-140807-173912001

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St Wilfrid’s Hospice has won a prestigious award from the Sussex Heritage Trust for its new building on Broadwater Way.

The building, which was completed in August last year, was recognised by the Sussex Heritage Trust for the quality and innovation which went into its design.

On presenting the award to chairman of the hospice Arnold Simanowitz, the judges said, “This is a brave and definitely successful attempt at creating a 21st community far into the future.”

The hospice cares for more than 1,000 people living with a life limiting illness every year, and since moving has been able to treat many more patients in its Wellbeing facilities.

Kara Bishop, chief executive of St Wilfrid’s Hospice, said, “We are so delighted to have won the Sussex Heritage Trust award. There are so many amazing, inspirational and uplifting things that happen inside this lovely building.”

Nic Hoar, from the firm RHP which designed the building, added, “We are very proud to have been the architects for this wonderful project. As a client, the hospice engaged enthusiastically in the design process and were very clear in its vision of what a 21st should be. We are delighted that the project has been recognised.”