The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill

Attempts innovation at many scales

The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects
The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects Credit: Adam Scott

A21 Architects for The Fetal Medicine Foundation

Contract value: £20.4m

GIA: 5,390m²

This building was donated to the NHS as a legacy project by a wealthy pioneering fetal surgeon and sets new aspirational standards for healthcare architecture. It is a brightly lit, meticulously detailed and generous building that substantially raises the bar for future NHS projects. The project attempts innovation at many scales. A carefully considered atrium, with waiting rooms on the gallery levels, provides a calm, spa-like environment.

  • The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects
    The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects Credit: Adam Scott
  • The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects
    The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects Credit: Adam Scott
  • The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects
    The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects Credit: Adam Scott
  • The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects
    The Fetal Medicine Centre, Denmark Hill by A21 Architects Credit: Adam Scott
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Consultation rooms provide similarly calm, sleek spaces with in-built furniture for bins and medicines, curved wood partitions instead of plastic curtains and graphic-designed stainless steel signage. State of the art operating theatres have video links to a large auditorium for teaching purposes. This also allows pioneering surgical techniques to be broadcast all over the world. This is a truly innovative and aspirational building for all medical facilities of the future.


 

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