BBH Awards 2015

Huge knitted jumper at Southmead Hospital

Willis Newson projects picked up 3 Highly Commendeds at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2015.

The Awards celebrate innovation and improvement in the built environment, medical devices and people working in the healthcare industry.

The projects Willis Newson received Highly Commendeds for were: 

- Internal Environment Award - Terrell, an acoustic baffling sculpture for Bristol Royal Infirmary by Studio Weave (University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust / Above & Beyond). The judges commented: "This is a replicable and innovative solution to provide both noise reduction and privacy"

- Collaborative Arts Project Award - Fresh Arts Festival, in collaboration with Fresh Arts, at Southmead Hospital (North Bristol NHS Trust). The judges said; "It is an extraordinary achievement to organise 277 performances in just three days. There was an eclectic series of activities for everybody to celebrate creativity and wellbeing."

The Fresh Arts Festival received two commendations - one for the Collaborative Arts Project Award and one for the Patient's Choice Award, which is selected from every shortlisted entry, over 200 projects in total.

Read more on the BBH Awards site.

Acoustic sculpture in hospital atrium