Meanwood Health Centre, Leeds Health

  • Client: Community Ventures Ltd.
  • Sector: Health
  • Project Type: Refurbishment / Extension
  • Project Size: 1302 sqm
  • Project Start: January 2011
  • Project Completion: July 2011
  • Project Value: £1m

The scheme for end user NHS Leeds was to provide a 210sqm single storey extension to the existing health centre providing additional patient and staff accommodation. Internal alterations, refurbishment, and rationalisation of rooms were also undertaken to improve the efficiency of the building as a whole, and to rectify significant short comings such as DDA compliance.

The design proposal considered the relationship between the existing building and the proposed extension with regard to room layouts, zoning, circulation, scale, mass, pedestrian and vehicle flows, and security. The extension was designed to be distinct from the existing building through the use of white rendered facades giving the health centre greater presence to Meanwood Road.

Throughout the design process the user groups and the Primary Care Trust were consulted to ensure that the correct level of accommodation was provided.