The new Priscilla Bacon Lodge, a £12.5 million charity-funded hospice in Norfolk, provides 24 inpatient beds and associated day care facilities. The building also houses office space for the charity’s head office and administrative functions.
The new lodge will increase choice and access to palliative care services, ensuring that more people receive the best possible end-of-life care when they need it.
Located close to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, the new Priscilla Bacon Lodge is a state-of-the-art palliative care unit. In addition to inpatient beds, a day unit, and a well-being centre, the lodge will act as a hub for community-based services, enabling people to receive care in their own homes.
The layout and design are tailored to meet the specific needs of clinical and support teams, developed through our significant experience of delivering new build Hospices and close collaboration with key stakeholders.
The hospice has been designed to be a home away from home, with a material palette of red brickwork, pantile roof and extensive use of timber. The result is a building that resembles a typical Norfolk Farmstead and sits comfortably in it’s rural setting.
Beautiful landscaped gardens at the eight-acre site will play a significant role in supporting the wellbeing of all who visit the lodge. Each inpatient room has direct access to a private garden area, with doors wide enough for beds to be taken outside. Communal areas such as the café, lounges, and chapel lead onto and overlook a central courtyard, offering views of the surrounding landscape.
The hospice is an all-electric building and the site is entirely fossil fuel free. Although very traditional in its appearance the building will meet all the standards of a modern, energy efficient building and performs exceptionally well thermally, in excess of building regulation requirements.