Join HKS at the 2022 European Healthcare Design Conference

HKS’ sessions at the 2022 European Healthcare Design Conference will focus on planning climate-smart health care systems that place health creation, disease prevention, disaster preparedness, and health and social equity at the forefront.

The conference will be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London from June 13–15. Participants will learn about recovery, renewal and rediscovery for the future of health care systems. The conference will feature two days of insightful, provocative and entertaining talks, workshops and panel discussions leading up to a ceremony to present the EHD2022 Awards, supported by lead sponsor IHP. Sessions will be streamed virtually for delegates unable to attend in person.

HKS will highlight two of its health projects through site tours, The Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic London.

HKS Regional Practice Director of Health Jane Ho will attend the event.

“We are delighted to be able to showcase our project achievements as part of the EHD Congress. Our teams have reached these momentous milestones through challenging times, and we look forward to sharing the final success with our peers,” Jane said.

Study Tour 1: Liverpool: The Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Designed by HKS in collaboration with NBBJ, the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital cohesively integrates an inspirational landmark building with complex clinical and technical criteria. Its key drivers are a healthy hospital; patient and staff-focused; a civic institution; and sustainability. The complex technical needs have been considered alongside the creation of comfortable, attractive and functional surroundings.

Study Tour 2: London: Cleveland Clinic

33 Grosvenor Place has seen the conversion of a former office building into Cleveland Clinic’s first European hospital. The 325,000sq ft health care facility offers specialty services focusing on heart and vascular, digestive disease and surgery, neurosciences and orthopedics. The Cleveland Clinic design team, along with PLP Architecture, and in collaboration with HKS Architects, have completely reimagined this historic building, which sits on a sensitive site that overlooks Buckingham Palace Gardens.

Whilst the existing façade has been retained on 3 sides, the introduction of the new structure, cores and roofline have transformed this building into a state-of-the-art healthcare facility accommodating 184 inpatient beds, eight operating theatres, a full imaging suite, endoscopy and interventional labs, day case rooms for surgery, and a full neurological suite with rehabilitation.