Community is the focus in Clevedon

2 June 2010

The local community will be at the heart of the arts strategy Willis Newson is developing with NHS North Somerset and David Kent Architects for the new Clevedon Community Hospital.

Willis Newson is actively building partnerships between the Primary Care Trust and local cultural and community groups. These include knitting and quilting groups, older people’s community groups and a local comedy club. The aim will be to generate a series of arts-based programmes encouraging healthy living and wellbeing.

We will be exploring ways in which the arts can create a strong identity and sense of ownership of the new hospital. The strategy will also seek to encourage community use through the provision of multi-purpose spaces, accessible to local arts and cultural organisations.

The new hospital is due to open in the summer of 2013.