Midland Metropolitan University Hospital: A Testament to Innovative Healthcare Design and Urban Regeneration

Time: 11:00 am - 11:25 am

Date: 20241009am

1. More Than a Hospital: Catalysing Urban Regeneration

MMUH is more than just a healthcare facility; it is a catalyst for the urban regeneration of Smethwick and the surrounding areas. This project leverages a significant investment to revitalize the local community, enhancing economic activity, improving public spaces, and fostering a sense of community. Our masterplan includes green developments, improved connectivity, and public spaces aimed at encouraging social interaction and economic growth.

2. Modern Design: Standardized Grids and Prefabrication

To achieve an efficient, flexible, and legible building, we employed modern design principles including standardized grids and prefabrication (facades, roof, services). The use of a 7.8m x 7.8m grid system throughout allowed us to remove transfer structures, streamline the construction process, maximize usable space, and create a structure that adapts to changing needs. This approach not only improves efficiency but also ensures that the hospital can evolve with advancements in healthcare

3. Beyond the Ordinary: Creating a Unique Healthcare Environment

MMUH breaks away from the typical NHS hospital design. Central to this is the 4,000m² winter garden, a flexible, covered space that serves as a hub for hospital activities, from daily interactions to special events. The overall design integrates natural light, open spaces, and a calming environment, creating a healthcare setting that promotes well-being and reduces stress for patients and visitors alike

Join us as we explore how MMUH exemplifies our commitment to designing beautiful, sustainable, and innovative spaces that positively impact both the community and healthcare provision.


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