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Kentish Town Health Centre, Camden NHS, London, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

A multi-level medical city that replaces a ‘structurally unsound’ 1974 building. Consulting rooms are organised around a triple-height central street and waiting area.

Judges’ comments ‘The project is exemplary in its approach to sustainability, and includes the use of recycled materials, natural ventilation and night-timepurging of internal space temperatures. The building is uplifting for both staff and patients. This is a Finsbury Health Centre for the 21st century.’

Client Camden and Islington Community Solutions

Project value £10.1 million

Completion date December 2008

Size 2,787m2

Odds 5/1

The shortlist in full - click on each for full descriptions, citations and more images

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Old Billingsgate Market on 17 October and will again be televsied by Channel 4.

Click here for Kieran Long’s opinion on the shortlist, and his proposed alternative

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