Noah’s Ark is a project to provide terminal ill children and their families with a stress free and relaxing environment.
The building once completed will provide accommodation for the children and their families.
The project is funded by public donations.
Morrish and Partners have provided structural and civil engineering services during the planning and tender stages of the scheme as well as full construction drawings and design work to enable the project to be built.
The scheme included SUDs features such as green roofs, swales, ponds etc. and has a split level ground floor due to the site levels and the design includes a semi-basement construction, central courtyard and there are areas around the main building to provide a tranquil, relaxing and stress free environment for the children and their families, these include a garden of contemplation, meadow jetty, wetland area which includes the surface water attenuation ponds, which have been designed as dual purpose to provide attenuation for the surface water and leisure facilities for the hospice and the adjacent environmental centre, there is also a woodland walk and boardwalk which has an elevated walkway amongst the existing tree canopies, the walkway structure involved the careful design of screw piled foundation so that the existing tree roots were not harmed.