Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan

IBI Nightingale, Ebbw Vale, 2010


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  • Covered walkway    
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  • Ward social room    
  • Ward terrace    
  • Typical bedroom    
  • Vedroom and ensuite    
  • Restaurant    
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  • Site plan    
  • Courtyards    
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  • Typical bedroom    
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Zig-zag shaped two-storey hospital, with 107 single-bed ensuite rooms, built around two courtyards

The hospital comprises 96 single bedrooms, all with ensuites, split in to three wards of 32 rooms. These wards focus on 8 bedroom clusters around a dedicated nurse-base.

Each of the 32-bed wards has a communal lounge and access to an outdoor terrace overlooking landscaped courtyards.

There are also 11 dedicated Mental Health inpatient bedrooms, each with an ensuite, alongside outpatient MHU crisis care and day care units, with a dedicated garden for the Mental Health Ward.

All of the 107 beds are in single en-suites, designed to aid recovery by giving patients a greater level of privacy and dignity and reducing infections.

The hospital's zig-zag shape is designed to maximise the potential for natural light, ventilation and views. The main entrance is more formal, following from the site’s industrial heritage.

This is the first 100 per cent-publicly funded single-room hospital in the UK.


  • Begun: Jul 2008
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Floor area: 12,750m2
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Total cost: £46.2M
  • Procurement: NEC3
  • CO2 Emissions: 22.6kg/m2/year
  • Address: Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan , The Works, Festival Drive, Ebbw Vale, NP23 8XE, United Kingdom

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