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29th June 2021

Blossom Court highly commended at European Healthcare Design Awards 2021

The 7th European Healthcare Design Congress has come and gone. With a focus on ‘design innovation in the face of existential threats’, the event brought together many leading figures in healthcare design, to share their knowledge and expertise.

Talks and workshops across four days explored themes in sustainability, innovation, infrastructure, art, intelligent design and more.

It has become a tradition for the Congress to close with the EHD Awards. These accolades recognise excellence in healthcare design around the world, celebrating professionals from nearly every continent across ten categories encompassing primary, community, secondary and tertiary levels of healthcare provision and delivery.

Blossom Court, St. Ann’s Hospital’s new mental health inpatient facility, was highly commended in the ‘Mental Health Design’ category, alongside other impressive projects in Canada and Sweden.

Designed by Medical Architecture, Perega provided civil and structural engineering consultancy and delivered the design of core infrastructure at Blossom Court, harnessing creativity and ingenuity to overcome numerous site challenges.

Along with advising on the building’s structural design, to meet the site’s needs and aid future flexibility, Perega’s engineers created a drainage strategy and initial road design for planning consent. This was specifically undertaken to make a large area of surplus land suitable for the client, the Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, to sell for residential development.

Perega was also represented at the EHD Congress on 17 June by our director Steve McSorley, who alongside VINCI Construction UK & IHP, Murphy Philipps and TB+A presented  their proposal for a Standard Platform for hospital developments.

Steve comments: “The EHD Congress provides a valuable opportunity for professionals from around the globe to share knowledge and engage in interdisciplinary conversations in order to improve quality of design and provision. I hope our work on both Blossom Court and the Standard Platform proposal have contributed positively to those discussions.

“The needs of patients and healthcare facilities are rapidly changing with technology and societal shifts. Healthcare design needs to evolve to continue keeping pace, with built-in flexibility and modern methods of construction whilst working towards a carbon neutral future for the NHS.”

To find out more about Perega’s work on Blossom Court, click here.