The Pulross Intermediate Healthcare Centre

Penoyre & Prasad, London, 2000


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  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section B-B    
  • Detail plan and cut-away section of glazed wall and glass panel    
  • Section through frameless glass unit and opening timber casement    

Hub for 23 local GP practices; the centre provides specialist day clinics for patients in the neighbourhood as well as in-patient beds for people needing 24-hour medical care

Behind a glazed facade, the main entrance leads into a double height foyer from which most areas are visible and accessible.

The ground floor is designed for open access and houses a variety of public spaces including a reception and café, as well as clinics and a day room. The rest of the building is designed to be more secure.

Accommodation for short stay inpatients – wards and single rooms – is located on the first floor, directly linked to a raised private garden, formed from the rubble of the hospital building formerly on the site, which provides a calm environment.

Circulation maximises views out to the landscaped forecourt. Walls are protected from trolleys with a specially designed beech and stainless steel handrail and wall guarding system.


  • Begun: Jan 1999
  • Completed: 2000
  • Floor area: 1,754m2
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Total cost: £2.3M
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Nov 1998
  • Procurement: JCT
  • Address: 47 Pulross Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8AE, United Kingdom

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