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Banksy artwork helps fund award-winning project for UHS

6th June 2024

Exterior view UHS Wellbeing Centre

Following the sale of Banksy’s Game Changer artwork in 2021, the proceeds were used for a number of healthcare projects across the UK, including a new Wellbeing Hub at University Hospital Southampton (UHS).

Record-breaking Banksy sale funding

Completed in 2023, the Wellbeing Hub at UHS was funded by some of the proceeds from the sale of street artist Banksy’s Game Changer artwork.  The artwork was gifted to Southampton Hospitals Charity by Banksy in May 2020, during the height of the Covid pandemic, and was then sold at auction in 2021 for a record-breaking £16.7m. The proceeds from the auction were distributed to over 40 healthcare organisations and charities across the UK to be used for mental health and wellbeing projects.

Exterior view UHS Wellbeing Centre

The Wellbeing Hub

UHS wanted to create a new space for their NHS staff which would provide them with modern facilities including a gym, kitchen, lounge, meeting rooms, shower and changing rooms.

Eurobrick has been supplying Integra Buildings, a modular building company based near Hull in East Yorkshire, since 2010.  The Hub is made up of modular bays which were manufactured at Integra’s headquarters and then delivered to the site for assembly. As part of a mixed palette of finishes for the Wellbeing Hub, we supplied our 50mm thick insulated X-Clad system along with two slips from our Britannia range which were primarily fitted at ground floor level.

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Award-winning success

The project was a great success with Paul Stansfield, Principal Project Manager, Estates Facilities and Capital Developments at UHS saying, “The finished product speaks for itself and is now enjoyed by our 14,000 staff, providing a modern, relaxing and essential wellbeing environment.”

We are pleased to report that in May 2024 Integra Buildings won ‘Project of the Year – Healthcare’ for the UHS Wellbeing Hub at the MMC Awards, which celebrate excellence and achievement in the modular construction sector.

Images courtesy of Integra Buildings.