Study Tour 3: Cambridge (maximum 25 participants)
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Abcam, Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Designed by HOK, the new Royal Papworth Hospital is a state-of-the-art cardiothoracic facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The holistic design concept embraces the NHS Foundation Trust’s ambition to thrive as a centre of excellence in cardiothoracic services for the East of England. The new 310-bed hospital is in a beautiful park-like setting, and will provide a comfortable, easy-to-navigate environment. Meeting places for patients, family and staff in the main atrium, gardens and restaurant will enhance communication and collaboration across the campus. The hospital layout creates separate zones for outpatient care, emergency services, and diagnostic and treatment functions. Each inpatient floor incorporates two nursing units.
Abcam’s new state-of-the-art global headquarters is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC), a leading hub of healthcare, science and medical research. Designed by NBBJ, the 100,000 sq ft life sciences laboratory and office facility forms part of the second phase of CBC’s new global healthcare village. The new building provides 75-per-cent more space, features flexible laboratory configurations, and has new instrumentation and technology for enhanced scientific capabilities. It has also been designed to support agile working and provide introvert and extrovert workspaces. In addition, the building has been developed to meet global sustainability standards, enhance employee wellbeing and help protect natural resources in the environment.