This two-story addition to a 1950-vintage hospital houses an Urgent Care Center on its lower level with behavior health offices, counseling spaces, and meeting rooms on the upper level.
The initially-proposed site for VA Manchester Clinical Services addition was on the opposite side of the hospital. After programming efforts indicated a mismatch with access to existing complementary functions in the main hospital, WBRC provided a master plan that better positioned the urgent care and clinical services building on site.
Considerable site work was required to integrate this new asset on campus. The addition accommodates a large ambulance entrance along with a convenient drop-off drive for private vehicles. In addition to encountering the granite ledge beneath the building footprint, the challenge of providing VA-required blast protection and security made this project more complex than most.
The project leverages the use of Sky Factory luminous sky ceilings to help lower stress levels among patients, staff, and family members.