BWA was invited by BDP Bristol to collaborate on the bid for the PFI contract for the rebuilding of this very prestigious hospital. Following its success at CMH with its Brent Birth Centre, BWA was seen as the ‘innovation specialist’, capable of delivering the non-institutional type of facility that matched the current NHS’s aspirations. In particular, BDP requested BWA to investigate a new palette of materials that would differentiate its bid from that of competitors. Following this exercise BWA also assisted with elevational sketches and re-workings of the masterplan.
BDP eventually did succeed in winning the bid, though the project was handed over to another BDP branch.