Our new hospice is really taking shape!
The steel frame of our new building at Pease Pottage is now complete, bringing architect’s drawings to life and showing the scale of our new hospice.
Work on fitting new floors and walls of our building and drainage runs for our new 100 sinks is now ongoing.
Everything is on track for us to welcome people to our new state of the art facility in Autumn 2023.
Our larger St Catherine’s Hospice, which will enable us to provide more care to even more people is situated in the heart of the Woodgate Development at Pease Pottage.
It overlooks a village green, a childrens’ play area and is next to a community hub which will become home to a coffee shop, village store and meeting rooms.
Our new building has been thoughtfully designed to enhance the local landscape and minimally impact the environment
Although our new hospice has 60% more floor area than our current building at Malthouse Road, by following ‘Passive House’ design principles, our energy consumption will be less. A main heating plant will generate power for our site and green planted ward roofs will house solar panels.
As well as sustainability, we’ve worked alongside experts to make sure our new building is suitable to provide high quality care for people with a range of conditions, including dementia.
Paul Rycroft, our New Build Delivery and Collaboration Director said, “This is the biggest investment in local healthcare in many years.
It’s exciting to see the design of our new hospice come to life as we’ve worked hard to develop a design that will improve care right now and long into the future.
We’re immensely grateful to everyone in our community who has supported us and continues to do so. You are helping make a long-held dream of St Catherine’s come true. Thank you.”
For the latest news and updates on our new hospice building or to donate please visit: www.stch.org.uk/newhospice or call our Fundraising Team on 01293 447361.