This three-GP surgery replaces the existing surgery building on the site, a prominent corner location on the main road to London. The narrow site has forced the accommodation to be arranged over three floors with all public areas on ground and first floor. Advantage has been taken of this at the entrance to create a dramatic tripleheight void connecting the waiting area to the sky above and providing a common point of reference for those moving up through the building. An external courtyard brings light to this tall space and provides a controlled respite from the busy road before patients enter the building. The building is on site and is due for completion in May 1998.
CONTRACT VALUE £0.57 million
CLIENT Dr Robert Trew
ARCHITECT Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Techniker
SERVICES ENGINEER Michael Popper Associates
QUANTITY SURVEYOR + CDM Appleyard & Trew
CONTRACTOR MBC Construction