Building Better Healthcare Awards 2020 and 2021 - the winners are announced

Find out who picked up the coveted trophies in this year's double ceremony

The Ada Belfield Centre, designed by Glancy Nicholls, picked up the Grand Prix Design Award for 2021 at last night's Building Better Healthcare Awards ceremony

This week saw the long-awaited return of the Building Better Healthcare Awards to The Brewery in central London.

During a double celebration, attended by more than 600 guests, trophies were handed out across five classes for both the 2020 and 2021 competitions, after last year’s event was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 60 winners were chosen in total and below is all the details.

To find out more about the projects, read the winners book here.

Inspire Humber, designed by Gilling Dod Architects, picked up the 2020 award for Best Healthcare Development Valued Under £10m

Building Design Class

Award for Best Healthcare Development (Value <10m)

WINNER 2020: Gilling Dod Architects for ‘Inspire’ Humber CAMHS

2021 WINNER: Building Design Partnership (BDP) for The Grange University Hospital

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Anderson Bell Christie for the Doune Health Centre

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Ryder Architecture for Sowenna, Cornwall CAMHS

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Assura Group for Assura Cinderford Medical Centre

BMJ, Arup and UCLH won the 2021 award for Best Healthcare Development Valued at Over £10m for the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital

Award for Best Healthcare Development (Value >10m)

WINNER 2020: Building Design Partnership (BDP) for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool

WINNER 2020: Stanton Williams for the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children

WINNER 2021: Arup, BMJ, and UCLH for the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: P+HS Architects for Foss Park

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Bryden Wood for Circle Birmingham

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Hub West Scotland for the Woodside Health and Care Centre

Hazle McCormack Young won the 2020 Award for Best Dementia Care Development for Harmonia Village, Dover

Award for Best Dementia Care Development

WINNER 2020: Hazle McCormack Young for Harmonia Village, Dover

WINNER 2021: Glancy Nicholls for the Ada Belfield Centre

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Gosport War Memorial Hospital Poppy Ward

P+HS Architects celebrated winning the 2021 Award for Best Social Care Development for Hammerson House

Award for Best Social Care Development

WINNER 2021: P+HS Architects – Hammerson House

Brandon Medical won this year's award for Best Interior Building Product for its airborne particle monitoring and control systems integration with Mediclean Ultra Clean Ventilation, which the judges praised as helping to reduce the spread of infection

Award for Best Interior Building Product

WINNER 2020: Forbo Flooring for Sphera SD/EC

WINNER 2021: Brandon Medical for the airborne particle monitoring and control systems integration with Mediclean Ultra Clean Ventilation

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Altro for Altro Wood Adhesive-Free Flooring

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Forbo Flooring Systems Acoustic Collection

In the 2020 competition, MTX Contracts won the Award for Best Modular/Mobile Building Design for its ingenious rooftop IRU extension at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Award for Best Modular/Mobile Building Design

WINNER 2020: MTX Contracts for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital ingenious rooftop IRU

WINNER 2021: The design team for the Grange University Hospital (BDP, Laing O’Rourke, AECOM, WSP)

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: P+HS architects for the North Tees Energy Centre

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: MTX for Leicester congenital heart unit

Kaunitz Yeung Architecture won the Award for Best Healthcare Development (International) for 2020 for the Puntukumu AMS Newman Clinic

Award for Best Healthcare Development (International)

WINNER 2020: Kaunitz Yeung Architecture for the Puntukumu AMS Newman Clinic

WINNER 2021: White Arkitekter for Södra Älvsborg Hospital (SÄS) Psychiatric Clinic

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: CF Moller Architects for Biomedicum

Wallgate won the 2021 Award for Best Furniture/Fixtures Product for the dementia e-Suite range

Patient Environment Class

Award for Best Furniture/Fixtures

WINNER 2020: Kwickscreen ‘enabling a dignified patient experience’

WINNER 2021: Wallgate for the dementia e-Suite

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Medescon for the Vidir Vertical Bed Storage Solution

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and Dryden Goodwin won the 2021 Award for Best Collaborative Arts Project (Static) for Held and Sensed

Award for Best Collaborative Arts Project (Static)

WINNER 2020: Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Trust for Art, Heritage and Design at the Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases and the Brownsword Therapies Centre

WINNER 2021: UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and Dryden Goodwin for Held and Sensed

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation for The Tiled Corridor

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation for Beyond Walls

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Hospital and CW+ Arts won the 2020 Award for Best Collaborative Arts Project (Performance) for the Arts for All Virtual Connections programme

Award for Best Collaborative Arts Project (Performance)

WINNER 2020: Chelsea and Westminster NHS Hospital and CW+ Arts for All for Virtual Connections

WINNER 2021: St Columbas Hospice for Tunes With Tea

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: UCLH NHS Foundation Trust for Creative Comfort, a technology solution for health and wellbeing

AFL Architects won the 2021 Award for Best Interior Design Project (Refurbishment) for the Leicester Children’s Hospital East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre project

Award for Best Interior Design Project (refurbishment)

WINNER 2020: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for The Oasis Room at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

WINNER 2020: Sonnemann Toon Architects for Evalina Level 6 Sky and Level 1 Arctic

WINNER 2021: AFL Architects for the Leicester Children’s Hospital East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: IBI Group Mayo Clinic

Building Design Partnership (BDP) picked up a total of seven awards over the two years, including the Award for Best Interior Design Project (New Build) for 2020 for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool

Award for Best Interior Design Project (New build)

WINNER 2020: P+HS Architects for Foss Park

WINNER 2020: Building Design Partnership (BDP) for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool

WINNER 2021: Chelsea and Westminster NHS Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Ryder Architecture for Sowenna, Cornwall CAMHS

The NHS 70 Garden at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, designed by Bowles and Wyer, won the 2020 Award for Best External Environment

Award for Best External Environment

WINNER 2020: Bowles and Wyer for the NHS 70 Garden at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

WINNER 2021: Britplas Fortress 80 fencing at Sowenna CAMHS Inpatient Unit, Bodmin

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Building Design Partnership (BDP) for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool

In the 2020 competition the Award for Best Carbon Reduction Initiative went to One Creative Environments for Tanworth Court Dementia and Extra Care Facility

Estates and Facilities Management Class

Award for Best Carbon Reduction Initiative

WINNER 2020: One Creative Environments for Tanworth Court Dementia and Extra Care Facility

WINNER 2021: Community Health Partnerships for Foleshill Health Centre

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Energys Group for Croydon University Hospital LED Upgrade Project

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: NHS Property Services

Award for Best Example of Efficiencies

WINNER 2020: Intouch with Health for transforming Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s pre-operative assessment process via Synopsis

Award for Best Patient Safety Initiative

WINNER 2020: Oxehealth for safer acute inpatient care in mental health services

Award for Estates and Facilities Team of the Year

WINNER 2021: Tilbury Douglas and Liverpool Women’s Hospital estates team for the neonatal unit project

Tilbury Douglas and Liverpool Women’s Hospital estates team were singled out for praise, picking up the 2021 Award for Estates and Facilities Team of the Year for their work on the new neonatal unit project

Technology Class

Best Healthcare Software (process/admin)

WINNER 2020: Oxehealth for improving safety in acute mental health hospitals

WINNER 2021: Checkit Connected Workflow Management

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Distinctive Medical Products for MyKitCheck

GDm-Health picked up the 2020 Award for Best Healthcare Software (Patient Centred) for its diabetes monitoring tool for pregnant women

Best Healthcare Software (Patient)

WINNER 2020: GDm-Health diabetes monitoring tool for pregnant women

WINNER 2021: Advanced Digital Institute for TiM on MyPathway

WINNER 2021: HCI for the CONNECTPlus app

An example of static retinal images uploaded from a community optometrist to the patient OpenEyes record, which won Cardiff and Vale University Health Board three awards, including the Award for Best Use of Technology (Primary/Community Care) for 2021

Best Use of Technology (Primary/Community Care)

WINNER 2020: NHS Devon CCG for its Digital Accelerator Project in primary care

WINNER 2020: Imprivata enables Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to deliver secure home working capabilities for staff

WINNER 2021: Cardiff University for OpenEyes glaucoma eye care services transformation

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Connect Health for PhysioNow

Best Use of Technology (acute care)

WINNER 2020: Cardiff University transformation of unscheduled eyecare services through deployment of digitised patient record

WINNER 2021: KFM uses RPA to support healthcare providers

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Sky Medical technology for geko

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Intouch with Health for transforming Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s pre-operative assessment process via Synopsis

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: NerveCentre Software Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Management Solution

Best Communications System

WINNER 2021: Healthcare Communications at Manchester University

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Cinapsis dermatology SmartReferrals

Building Design Partnership (BDP) won several awards for its work designing six Nightingale hospitals across the country, including the 2020 Awards for Best COVID-19 Project Team and Best COVID-19 Building Design Project

COVID-19 Class

Best COVID-19 Project Team

WINNER 2020: Building Design Partnership (BDP) for the design of six NHS Nightingale hospitals

WINNER 2021: IHP for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Ward 18

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: gbpartnerships for the rapid conversion of a primary care facility into a COVID-19 inpatient unit

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Premier Modular for the COVID-19 Test Centre p>

Best COVID-19 Building Design Project

WINNER 2020: Building Design Partnership (BDP) for the design of six NHS Nightingale hospitals

WINNER 2021: IHP for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Ward 18

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: GSTT Essentia for COVID-19 Staff Wellbeing Support Model

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Stride Treglown for NHS Nightingale Exeter Hospital

IHP won three awards for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Ward 18, including Best COVID-19 Building Design Project 2021 and Best COVID-19 Project Team 2021

Best COVID-19 Technology Solution

WINNER 2020: Person Centred Software ensuring a sustainable future for care homes

WINNER 2021: Imprivata, Ascom, and Attend Anywhere for remote ward rounds at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Igor’s Nexos Intelligent Disinfection Solution

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Safe Steps COVID Tracker app

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Sensyne Health for the SYNE-COV patient outcome predictor

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: CheckIt vaccine monitoring technology

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Difrent home C-19 testing for NHS staff

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: UCLH Creative Comforts virtual arts programme

Person Centred Software won the Award for Best COVID-19 Technology Solution 2020 for its work ensuring a sustainable future for care homes

Special Awards

Grand Prix Design Award

WINNER 2020: Gilling Dod Architects for ‘Inspire’ Humber CAMHS

WINNER 2021: Glancy Nicholls for the Ada Belfield Centre

Gilling Dod's Inspire Humber CAMHS unit picked up the 2020 Grand Prix Design Award

Patient’s Choice Award

WINNER 2020: Kaunitz Yeung Architecture for the Puntukumu AMS Newman Clinic

WINNER 2021: Cinapsis for dermatology SmartReferrals

WINNER 2021: Cardiff University for OpenEyes glaucoma eye care services transformation

WINNER 2021: Dot Medical for Bardy ECG Diagnostics

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: LSI Architects for Fair Havens Hospice

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust and Stephen Lunn for The Gift of Life sculpture

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation for The Tiled Corridor

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust’s Arts for Health team for ‘Where there’s art, there’s hope’

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2020: GDm-Health diabetes monitoring tool for pregnant women

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: Provide for the Oximeter Project

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2021: : Tonic Arts and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation for Common Thread: NHS Voices in a Time of Crisis

Patient's Choice Award judge, Patricia Wilkie, chose Dot Medical to receive one of three awards in the 2021 competition for its Bardy ECG Diagnostics solution

Clinician’s Choice Award

WINNER 2020: Building Design Partnership (BDP) for the design of six NHS Nightingale hospitals

WINNER 2020: Ryder Architecture for Sowenna, Cornwall CAMHS

WINNER 2021: IHP for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Ward 18

Ryder Architecture won the Clinician's Choice Award for 2020 for the Sowenna CAMHS unit in Cornwall

Featured Companies

Brandon Medical (more information, website)
Imprivata (more information, website)
P+HS Architects (more information, website)
Gilling Dod Architects (more information, website)
WSP (more information, website)
Intouch With Health (more information, website)

See also