The Cardiff Royal Infirmary (CRI) project consisted of redeveloping the 1883 Victorian Grade 2 listed iconic hospital building in Cardiff's city centre.
The building itself delivers key health services for the local community as well as being home to two GP practices, a pharmacy, out-of-hours care, therapy services, radiology, outpatient clinics, mental health and substance misuse services. The restoration also included a major upgrade for Cardiff’s sexual health services, which are based in purpose-built facilities with patients benefitting from all services located on one site.
The project consisted of demolition of several existing buildings on site, refurbishment of numerous listed buildings, design of associated new buildings, landscaping to the memorial garden as well as re-configuring ground and first floor accommodation to suit two new high quality general practice medical centres. A large amount of repair and restoration was required to the Victorian façade in line with conservation architects aspirations and the client’s budget.
The project as a whole has brought a huge amount of social benefits to Cardiff and provides key connectivity between a number of local communities.
Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Powell Dobson Architect