Ballymena Healthcare Centre
The new £15m healthcare centre is situated within the Braid Valley Hospital site in Ballymena.
The health centre includes a wide range of primary care facilities from GP surgeries, to dentists and other allied health professionals such as physiotherapists.
Northern Ireland Health Trust
Keppie Design/Hoskins Architects
The project also has close involvement from the local politicians. As a result there are a significant number of stakeholders. We engaged with the stakeholders early as a collective design team under the control of the project manager and this enabled the design of the building to be developed efficiently and effectively.
The centre is a part two storey and part three storey building with associated new site access, internal access road, car park and soft landscaping. The architectural concept of the building is such that the u-shaped two storey wing is wrapped around three sides of a central courtyard. The three storey block is situated on the fourth side of the courtyard and has a central enclosed full height atrium space.