Willis Newson wins Building Better Health Award

March 2010

The arts programme developed and delivered by Willis Newson for a new £61m specialist cardiac care hospital in Bristol has won Building Better Healthcare’s Award for the Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare.

“Receiving the award was a huge boost to the team,” said Willis Newson Director, Jane Willis.  “A big part of our success was down to the close and early integration of the arts strategy into the design and build process.”

The programme for the Bristol Heart Institute included eight integrated public art commissions. These range from a major light piece for the main entrance to artworks developed in partnership with hospital porters and a collaborative project with a local school.