Whole-life costs: Hospital design

The West Middlesex University Hospital, London by architect Nightingale Associates features blocks arranged around attractive courtyards. These contain the outpatients department at ground floor level with wards above

In this third article in our series, and as part of our PFI special, David Weight of Currie & Brown looks at the differences in lifetime costs between deep-plan, shallow-plan or courtyard-based hospital designs

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