healthcare - PFI hospital

CAD visualisation of entrance

Darent Valley Hospital

Dartford, Kent

Major Project of the Year


What the judges said:

"This project proves that we are really moving ahead as an industry."

"Good safety record; good community relations: if you want to talk about Respect for People, then this was exemplary."

"A great performance. The team was in control of events instead of being controlled by events."

  View from south
key events during the project
images of design
images of project at completion
hospital layout diagram

The 400-bed Darent Valley Hospital, designed by Paulley Architects, opened in September 2000 and is the first major heathcare project in the UK to be built and operated under the Government's Private Finance Initiative.

Paulley Architects' masterplan for the 200 acre Darenth Park site also included a new 300 dwelling residential 'village', together with a 100 acre country park.

Early design concepts have been brought to fruition in record time within the health sector with the vision and integrity of the architectural design is demonstrated by the success of this landmark public building.


Paulley Architects 54 Clifden Road Twickenham TW1 4LX

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