Willow Burn Hospice

Location: Maiden Law, Lanchester, County Durham
Client: Willow Burn Hospice
Status: Completed 2018

Project Description:
Willow Burn Hospice is a dedicated specialist care facility for integrated palliative care services, providing care and support for patients and their families.

IDPartnership won a bid to design the new Helen McArdle wing which opened in 2018. Connecting into the existing hospice building, this new in-patient wing includes six bedrooms, a community café and lounge, assisted bathing suite and accompanying ancillary facilities.

With the design drawing influence from the rural nature of the site, the architecture and scale of the new development work with the local vernacular and create a unified feel to Willow Burn Hospice.

The vision for the scheme was to create a building that would facilitate Willow Burn in delivering the exceptional care they are known for. Once well established, the café and the landscaped grounds will serve as a community asset for the neighbouring residents and the wider community.

2018 saw the completion of this fantastic project which was shortlisted for the Community Benefit award at the 2019 RICS North East Awards.