Located in a residential area just off Kentish Town’s busy high street this three storey building creates a new community focus. The building, completed in December 2008, houses a large GP practice, a dentist, paediatric, dental and children’s services, breast screening and diagnostic imaging, plus office space, staff facilities, library and meeting rooms all designed around an internal street. Ideas of transparency and connectivity were embraced by the architects and the whole team worked collaboratively to create a building that expresses a new, holistic approach to healthcare.
The public facilities and innovative services provided have had significant impact on outcomes. Community space is not just a room, but a multifunctional suite providing additional discrete consulting, immunisation, and interview space flowing together. Finance, debt, and employment advice are available, as well as traditional counselling and exercise sessions.
Kentish Town Health Centre provides an uplifting, inspiring environment of high quality for users and staff delivered through the LIFT procurement process, setting a new standard for modern healthcare provision.