Ballymena Health Centre

Keppie and Hoskins Architects, Antrim, 2015

 

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A large pharmacy with a timber and glazed frontage addresses the entrance to the site’s car park 

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  • A large pharmacy with a timber and glazed frontage addresses the entrance to the site’s car park    
  • View of the saw-tooth roof    
  • A large cantilever overhang shelters the entrance    
  • The saw-tooth roof    
  • Offices are arranged around a triple-height atrium    
  • The hall is light-filled and vast    
  • Waiting area    
  • The building    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Ground floor plan zoned    
  • Level 1 plan zoned    
  • Level 2 plan zoned    
  • Section BB    

This health centre, the size of a small hospital, aims to act as a blueprint for future health centres in Northern Ireland.

Offices are wrapped around an atrium, with light flooding in from rooflights in the saw-tooth roof. Windows on to the atrium space let light into the deep office spaces. Glazed pods within these office spaces are used to house senior staff and can be rearranged if necessary.

Other functions are arranged around an internal courtyard with clinical departments including podiatry, physiotherapy, outpatients, mental health, and children’s services split across two floors. The courtyard features ramps and other elements designed for those learning to use wheelchairs. A large pharmacy with a timber and glazed frontage addresses the entrance to the site’s car park.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2015
  • Completed: Oct 2015
  • Floor area: 7,000m2
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Total cost: £15M
  • Procurement: GC Works with Quantities
  • Address: Northern Health and Social Care Trust , Bretten Hall, Bush Road, Antrim, BT41 2RL, United Kingdom

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