About the project

Recently completed in January 2018, the Kite Unit has now been relocated from its old site at St James Hospital in Portsmouth, to this newly refurbished ward at the Western Community Hospital in Southampton.

This new facility deals with specialist neuropsychiatric rehabilitation for up to 10 patients at a time. The facilities, along with the staff, help the patients rebuild their lives after they have had a brain injury. People who stay at the unit may have difficulties with their memory, behaviour or cognitive ability. The previous unit was deemed no longer suitable for today’s standards with providing this care.

Studio Four worked closely with the Solent Estates Team to design and bring this project to completion to a high standard within a very tight timescale, helping the staff who work at the unit to provide the best care possible, whilst also creating a good and safe working environment. The new layout enables staff to monitor all areas more effectively whilst providing a safer, more stable and dignifying space for the patients to live whilst undergoing their recovery.

Other projects…

Emergency Dept, Southampton General

Studio Four have been working with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to design the new Emergency Department at Southampton General Hospital.

Medical Assessment Unit, Isle of Wight

Just opened on the 17th August, the new Medical Assessment Unit at St Mary’s Hospital

Diagnostic Treatment Centre, Winchester

The project consisted of a new 4-storey extension to the existing hospital and included DTC services, a Day Theatre Unit, an Oscopy Unit, a Cancer Care Unit, Short-Stay and Standard Wards.

The first phase included all the structural elements of the building together with the internal fit-out of the top floor and plantrooms.

Helipad, Southampton General

Studio Four designed a helipad capable of accommodating the largest helicopters used in civilian rescue.

The Kite Unit, Western Community Hospital. Southampton.

Studio Four worked closely with the Solent Estates Team to re-relocate a specialist neuropsychiatric rehabilitation facility.

Neonatal Ward, Princess Anne Hospital

The internal refurbishment scheme at Southampton’s maternity hospital was designed to provide extra cot spaces within the existing Neonatal department.

The new cot bays exist in a larger area allowing more space for the nursing staff when treating a single patient.

Haematology Day Unit, Southampton General

Completed in July 2013, the Haematology Day Unit at Southampton General Hospital will serve patients with leukaemia and other blood disorders

Day Surgery Unit, Southampton General

The Day Surgery Unit was completed in October 2012 and provides space for 38 patients who are attending Hospital for a surgical procedure that will be carried out that day and result in the patient being able to go home the same day.

Paediatric Theatres, Southampton General

Following on and adjacent to the completed H and J theatres, the Trust required a dedicated pair of theatres for Paediatrics, along with the support facilities and its own 5 bed recovery.

There is also an adjacent area currently proposed for a future Paediatric Day Unit.

Sterile Supplies Department, Isle of Wight

A new build 3-storey block adjacent to the main hospital providing a new HSDU department on the floor plus additional floor accommodation for a future fit-out.

The Gallery

Romsey

Tollgate Estates
Stanbridge Earls
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0HE

01794 511 255

Winchester

Sherwood House
8 Upper High Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UT

01962 820 255

Southampton

1-3 Lyon Street,
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 0LD

023 8022 8923