KIMS Hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award in the South East’s Community Benefit category.
The Community Benefit category showcases the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments that add benefit to the community.
KIMS was designed to provide a space for clinical education and best practice and promotes health and wellbeing through the use of natural materials, maximum daylight and attractive landscaping. The £120 million 15,000m² building has 72 inpatient beds, plus 20-day care beds.
The hospital, which opened in April 2014, has already been awarded “Best Acute Hospital” development at the Building Better Healthcare Awards in December 2014 and was also shortlisted for the Kent Design and Development Awards.
Dawn Cremin, Sales and Marketing Director at KIMS Hospital commented: “This is a fantastic achievement and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for an award which not only recognises the brilliant design of KIMS but also the long term benefits we can bring to the community.”
The winners of the South East’s RICS Awards will be announced on Thursday 14 May, with the winner from the Community Benefit category automatically entered into the national RICS Awards Grand Final to be held in October 2015.