Client Camden Primary Care Trust and James Wigg Practice
Value £10.1 Million
Status Completed 2008
Whilst an Associate at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Ben Gibson led the Stirling Prize shortlisted Kentish Town Health Centre project.
Housing a large GP practice, a wide range of community health services, office space, staff facilities, a library and meeting rooms, the building (and the process in which it was championed, procured, designed and delivered) has set new standards for the NHS. The project, initially won in a RIBA competition, was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2009.
A single-storey dark brick plinth holds two-storeys of crisp-white rendered overlapping volumes. A wide, internalised street runs the full length of the building, widening at its mid-point to create a triple-height, triple-aspect public room that focuses out onto a garden. Glazed circulation cores, bridges, voids and terraces intersect with the axial route of the internal street to stitch all levels together.
Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Main Contractor Morgan Ashurst PLC
Structural Engineers Elliot Wood Associates
Service Engineers Peter Deer Associates
CDM Coordinator Managing CDM Ltd
Landscape Architects Jinny Blom Limited
Fire Consultant ARUP Fire
Approved Inspector Guy Shattock Associates Ltd
Acoustic Consultant Adnitt Acoustics
Planning Consultant DP9
Graphic Designer Studio Myerscough
Photography Timothy Soar
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