Mount Vernon Hospital CyberKnife
AD Architects has undertaken a number of cancer related projects at Mount Vernon Hospital over the last ten years, including an MRI laboratory, Cyclotron and Radio Pharmacy, and Linear Accelerator.
The firm recently designed the first CyberKnife robotic radiotherapy suite in the UK’s National Health Service. The facility includes a treatment room, control room and ancillary accommodation. The highly shielded treatment room is housed within a dramatically reconfigured linear accelerator bunker on the site and the facility provides state of the art radiotherapy treatment to NHS patients.
The architects worked hard to achieve as calming an environment as space and resources allowed. Beneficial biophilic elements were provided in the LED lit tree leaf patterns integrated into the wall that patients see when entering suite, and the impressively realistic Sky Factory Circular Luminous SkyCeiling.
Lead Architect Jim Haigh of AD Architects said, “AD Architects was pleased to work with The Sky Factory to supply the Circular SkyCeiling in the first UK NHS CyberKnife installation. The calming effect on patients and staff on entering in the room was exactly what we were looking for. We have gone on to recommend Sky Factory SkyCeilings to many other healthcare clients.”
View an animated walk-through of the facility on YouTube.
Contact architect: Jim Haigh.
Installation photography by Andy Spain Photography.
Client: East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Project cost: £3.8m.
Shielding designed by A&D architects, supplied and installed by Calder Group Powered access door by RADPRO.
CyberKnife™ by Accuray.
SkyCeiling supplied by Sky Factory UK (dba Sky Inside UK Limited).
This Installation Features:
Circular Luminous SkyCeiling