Kirkwood Hospice - Huddersfield

Overview

Kirkwood is an independent hospice providing specialist care for adults from Kirklees who are facing life-threatening illnesses. It also supports the families, friends and carers of the service users during their illness and in bereavement. The gardens have become a valuable, and much loved, resource for the staff and patients of the hospice and contribute to the wellbeing of everyone who visits the site. Working closely with the staff and volunteers, we have created a beautiful and therapeutic setting for the new building.

Key Features

  • A raised terrace overlooking the grounds and individual garden rooms for each bedroom
  • Uninterrupted views of the gardens from the bedrooms
  • Cafe-style seating areas
  • An allotment area for the garden volunteers
  • Improved access for wheelchairs around the grounds
  • Improved biodiversity and links with the wider landscape
  • A paved spiritual labyrinth forms a major focal point in the grounds for patients and staff to use and enjoy
  • Winner of BALI Award – Best Community Development