Here is a first look at our proposals for the new 16 bed Fair Havens Hospice in Southend, Essex. Fair Havens Hospice provides specialist care for adults, from the age of 19, with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinsons, cardiac disease, Muscular Dystrophy and neurological conditions.
Situated on a brownfield site in Prittlewell, Southend, the building will include the whole range of services in the modern environment for In-Patient care, Day Care, Community care, Bereavement and Supportive care as well as ensuring the administrative functions are able to support the Charity’s work over the foreseeable future. The Hospice will also include associated offices to accommodate the Head Office and administrative functions.
Architect Louise Knights commented that “The new Hospice will be environmentally friendly using sustainable materials where possible. It is to be designed in a non clinical way and to be a welcoming place, encouraging normality and social interaction as much as possible and which takes into consideration the needs of people with disabilities. The desire is that the ambience created will be one of a relaxing and healing environment with innovative and artistic interpretation of light and colour throughout, with good external landscaping in keeping with the ethos of supportive care and the immediate locality. The Hospice will become a focal point for the local community and a place that the local community is proud to be associated with.”