Ainsley Gommon Architects


Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Trusts with Gleason Building & Frontis




£10m (estimated)

Date Completed

Feasibility Spring 2006

Development Overview

Ainsley Gommon worked with Frontis to establish design proposals to provide upgraded modern attractive solution to meet current NHS standards. Due to structural restrictions, adaption of the existing stock would be costly and would result in a compromised layout. Our proposals suggested a phased replacement of the existing with a new purpose-built scheme. Phasing would ensure enough accommodation was available at any stage of the project.

A total of 21 new houses in traditional terrace groups with open front gardens, off-street parking, and enclosed rear gardens providing a family friendly environment, was proposed to help create a sense of community. Three new 3 storey blocks would provide 245 bedrooms in a mix of flats and bed-sit accommodation. The apartment plans are designed to provide comfortable living spaces with good natural lighting. Different plan arrangements are used to create two bedroom flats, suitable for use by families and four to share student accommodation units. All bedrooms have an en-suite and the shared lounge/kitchen areas are located at one end of the apartment, so communal activities would not affect the privacy of individual residents. Facing materials and the architectural expression of the proposed new buildings are designed to harmonise with their setting.

The grouping of the buildings create a sense of enclosure to the residential zone, set within landscaped grounds with the retention of the existing mature and semi-mature trees.