South Cambridgeshire District Council has announced that planning permission has been approved for the new Arthur Rank Hospice. The hospice will replace the existing hospice on the Brookfield site, Mill Road, Cambridge. The new hospice will have 24 beds which will be double the number of beds currently available. There will be 16 single rooms with en-suite facilities and two, four bedded bays.
Plans include a commercial kitchen which will be able to provide freshly cooked food for patients, staff and visitors – this will be a significant improvement on the current cook/chill facilities and super new educational facilities to enable the hospice to train other healthcare professionals in good end of life care.
The setting at Shelford Bottom is green, leafy and tranquil and the building has been designed to fit sympathetically into the landscape. The hospice has been designed by LSI Architects and will be built by Barnes Construction.