The Horder Centre’s redevelopment project has won a Sussex Heritage Trust Award for its innovative design.
The leading orthopaedic centre in Crowborough has been given The Public and Community Award for the redevelopment that transformed the building by adding a new entrance, ensuite facilities to all 32 bedrooms, state of the art physiotherapy gym, new day unit, coffee shop and therapeutic gardens.
Design and layout of the redevelopment was a major consideration to contribute to a more healing environment for patients.
Judges of the awards, which recognise and reward high quality conservation, restoration and good design of newly built projects, visited The Horder Centre in May and the winners were announced on Thursday 4th July.
Rachel Dixon, Director of Clinical Services at Horder Healthcare, the charity that runs The Horder Centre, said: “We are really thrilled to win this award because we took a great deal of time with the design of the redevelopment and the environmental impact. We recognise that a patient’s environment and surroundings play an important part in their recovery which is why we not only considered how space inside was designed and furnished but also developed outside spaces to support a calm and therapeutic atmosphere.”
Judges said the redevelopment project was ‘most impressive, succeeding in bringing the beautiful surrounds of the Ashdown forest into the building enhancing the therapeutic environment.’
The next phase of the redevelopment includes a new kitchen and dining room and diagnostic department.
Horder Healthcare is an independent healthcare charity that provides outstanding orthopaedic and musculoskeletal services to both NHS and private patients. In addition to The Horder Centre, Horder Healthcare runs clinics in Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne and Horley.