The Grange University Hospital
Client: Laing O'Rourke and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location: Llanfrechfra, Torfaen
Services: Strategy development and commissioning
Phase: Commissioning ongoing
The Grange University Hospital at Llanfrechfra is a major new specialist critical care centre which is pivotal to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board's (ABUHB) Clinical Futures programme, which aims to transform provision of healthcare for Gwent and South Powys. It is due to open its doors to patients in spring 2021.
It is increasingly acknowledged that there is a role for the arts in healthcare, and that art in the public realm can help deliver high quality healthcare environments that support the patient journey and contribute to wellbeing. Against this backdrop of a growing body of evidence for arts in health, Studio Response devised an Arts Strategy and Programme for the new hospital.
The Grange Arts Strategy and Programme aims to enhance the emotional well-being of patients, visitors, staff and the wider community. Each art commission will contribute to creating spaces that are connected, inclusive and allows users the opportunity to experience a considered healing environment that promotes well-being through art.
The Grange Arts Strategy and Programme will focus on and respond to three key themes: nature, community and science and education. It incorporates major permanent commissions and socially engaged works that engage with a broad range of stakeholders.
The implementation of the Arts Strategy and Programme is being led by Studio Response in close collaboration with ABUHB, contractors Laing O'Rourke and project managers Gleeds.
Image courtesy BDP and ABUHB.