Horizon Centre brings innovation, education and research in healthcare
The brief for this recently completed project in Torbay called for a new, exciting and
innovative centre of education, learning & research for NHS
professionals. The aim was to replace the existing medical
centre, which contains limited facilities, with a new state of
the art Centre of Learning, incorporating a range of flexible
learning spaces, seminar and teaching rooms, offices and
a café area, as well as high tech clinical skills areas and a
simulated operating theatre.
The brief calls for the Centre to be high quality,
contemporary, innovative in design and have its own
clear visual identity with a striking internal and external
appearance. Located on an access route to the hospital,
the building is to act as a ‘gateway’ to the hospital and be
seen to place education and learning as part of the core of
the site’s activities.
Devereux Architects’ design for the Centre culminates in
a twenty first century education facility of stimulating and
innovative design incorporating the latest use of technology
and information technology. The design creates an
environment that assists with the Education and Research
objectives of the Trust whilst encouraging interaction and
motivational learning amongst staff and visitors alike.
Kier Health have been appointed by South Devon Healthcare
Trust under the ProCure21 programme as Principle Supply
Chain Partner with Devereux as Architect and lead designer.