The Great Hospital, Norwich


The Great Hospital was founded in 1249 and continues to provide care for the people of Norwich to this day. Located in one of the most important and historic areas of the city of Norwich, the site has a number of Grade I and II listed historic buildings arranged around a number of courtyards, including a medieval cloister and refectory, a church and a Victorian hall.

The project comprised the construction of a new residential building providing eighteen flats for the elderly as well as the extension and refurbishment of existing residential accommodation and the construction of a new community hall. The new buildings incorporate natural ventilation and are designed to maximise the use of natural light. Each self-contained flat comprises a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and lounge with accessible accommodation provided for the less able bodied. Specialist areas and facilities are also provided including assisted bathrooms and warden call facilities. KJ Tait Engineers provided a full design service for all MEP engineering services.

Central plant was replaced and solar thermal hot water generation was provided to serve both new and refurbished buildings.