The vision for the hospital was to create a physical environment design around patients’ needs – a healing environment. Art is seen as having a central role to play in achieving this objective and was therefore a key factor in the design process. Adele Howitt, Lead Artist, developed and designed the integral scheme in consultation with the HEY NHS Trust, HLM Architects (Sheffield) and shepherds construction ltd. Within the building schedule Adele produced a scheme of context-specific art works that identified with the architectural and landscape design, and managed a team of artists. 2006 –2010.The Hospital design has won many awards including the RIBA Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire Chairman’s Award for cultural buildings.

Adele Howitt — 2015