Hawkins\Brown has upgraded and extended this doctors surgery, doubling the available area and creating a high quality, humane and calm environment
East RIBA Regional Award 2022
Hawkins\Brown for Central Surgery
Contract value: £1.9m
Cost per m2: £1,872
This is a very impressive project that demonstrates the benefit of a long term and committed relationship between architect and client. The result is a bespoke primary healthcare surgery right where it should be - at the heart of its community.
The project upgrades and extends Sawbridgeworth’s central surgery, doubling the available area while keeping the surgery operational throughout the building work. High quality, welcoming spaces meet clinical standards while avoiding an institutional feel, helped by the use of well-proportioned, naturally-lit waiting and circulation spaces.
The result is a humane and calm environment for patients and staff alike, which will surely help to attract and retain doctors and the 30-strong support team.
The project has achieved BREEAM Very Good and demonstrates engagement with biophilic design principles to improve the patient experience.