Reconomy call for Princess Royal Hospital courtyard designs
Reconomy, the UK’s leading provider of outsourced waste and resource management services and the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH) are looking for ideas from budding designers in the local area in readiness for the renovation of a courtyard at Princess Royal Hospital.
As part of their ‘say thanks this summer’ campaign, Reconomy raised £14,600 that will be used to create an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by patients, staff and visitors – with the intention to start the work next spring. The courtyard will provide a space for people to relax, reflect or just have a bite to eat and will prove vital over the coming years as the hospital continues to manage the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic
In the run up to the end of this year, Reconomy and SaTH are now running a competition to get design ideas submitted for the courtyard area – giving local people the chance to make a contribution to the project that will last well into the future. There is plenty of space to play with – around 440m2 – and all creative approaches are welcomed. Of particular interest are designs that reflect the experiences of 2020, for example rainbows, which could be used in art or through the choice of flowers for landscaped sections. There should also be consideration for seating and covered areas for use in all weather.
Tony Munro, Marketing Director at Reconomy said: “Seeing as the courtyard will be for local people and staff at the hospital, we feel it’s right to offer the talented people of Shropshire the opportunity to get involved with their visions for the courtyard. As Reconomy is a waste management company, we’re really keen to complete a sustainable project – so we’re looking for concepts that take into account recycling and reuse of materials. The idea is that the winning designer, or combination of designers, will be commemorated within the courtyard once it is completed”
Julia Clark, Director of Corporate Governance at SATH, said: “As the challenges associated with COVID-19 are set to continue through the winter and beyond, the renovation of this outdoor area at Princess Royal Hospital takes on even more importance. It’s a way of recognising the great efforts of our healthcare workers and supporting them as they continue to help patients on the front line. Reconomy’s desire to make this project happen is greatly appreciated”.
To enter the competition and submit a design, simply visit https://www.sath.nhs.uk/design-our-garden/ before 8th January 2021.