Work is due to begin on Guy Greenfield Architects' Dulverton doctor's surgery - sited in what is currently a Somerset back garden. Faintly reminiscent of the practice's 2001 Stirling Prize-shortlisted Hammersmith Surgery, this £1 million low-energy scheme is distinguished by an eye-grabbing sculptural facade.
The two-storey angular structure - accommodating both GP and dentist quarters - has been sensitively incorporated into a tight site and offers seven medical rooms, offices, ancillary spaces and west-facing atrium serving as a waiting area. Measuring just 314m 2, the white lime-rendered design features a green copper-panelled roof blending into a tranquil, wooded landscape. The surgery is scheduled to open in 2008.