A British contribution to Kenya’s health services was the commitment of over 3 million pounds to build and equip a new district hospital at lsiolo. This modern hospital, fully equipped to serve a fast-growing town and with the needs of vast areas of northeastern Kenya in mind, was completed in early 1989. As well as the hospital and its equipment Britain also provided specialised training for some hospital personnel and support to the maintenance department to help with the smooth running of the hospital’s equipment.
Triad Architects managed the project from the initial study to completion, having assembled a multi-disciplinary team of architects, health planners, equipment specialists, engineers, quantity surveyors and landscape architects. The design and management philosophy was one of ‘appropriate solutions’.
The project was constructed on a green field site and consists of a160 bed hospital with out-patients facilities, operating theatres and diagnostic departments, housing, water supply, roads, and full landscaping of the site.
The latter item was of particular importance, to create a pleasant micro climate on the site. The whole of the hospital’s hot water requirements are provided by solar heating.
Client: Kenyan & British Governments
Project Location: Isiolo, Kenya
Project Partner: Tim Vaulkhard
Project Architect: Henry Purgell
Completion : 1989