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Ballymena Health & Care Centre showcased

February 17 2016

Ballymena Health & Care Centre showcased
Keppie and Hoskins Architects have opened the doors to a £15m health centre in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, delivering 7,000sq/ft of primary and community care accommodation on behalf of the Northern Social Care Trust.

Arranged around a three storey entrance atrium and external courtyard Ballymena Health & Care Centre seeks to optimise clinical adjacencies and circulation within a cohesive and calming envelope.

David Ross, Keppie’s design director, remarked: “Our ambition was to create a calming and caring environment for both visitors and service providers, while forming an appropriate civic addition to the town on Cushendall Road.”

Attaining a BREEAM Very Good rating the project is the first of three health and care centres to be designed for the Northern Trust.

Both practices began their collaboration back in 2010 after being appointed to the Health Estates Primary Care and Community Infrastructure (PCCI) Framework.
The design seeks to maximise ventilation and daylight
The design seeks to maximise ventilation and daylight


#1 Posted by modernish on 17 Feb 2016 at 16:29 PM
Have the trees in the first image been photoshopped in?
#2 Posted by Ollieman on 18 Feb 2016 at 12:59 PM
Overall this is a quality new building for Ballymena. Unfortunately the Movement Joints are glaringly obvious. Looks just like the Revit model I made of it a few years back.......
Renzo Trumpet
#3 Posted by Renzo Trumpet on 18 Feb 2016 at 21:03 PM
#1 Agree - this image has had more work done than Kate Moss on the cover of Vogue!
#4 Posted by Inahuf on 23 Jan 2017 at 08:28 AM
If you read the UR100 top Architects, you'd think this project was a Keppie only triumph. UR says keppie have improved design standards recently, which is great news, but don't then reference who they were working with when this improvement happened.... Come on UR, credit where it's due.
#5 Posted by urbanrealm on 23 Jan 2017 at 11:26 AM
Hi there - we did reference both architects on the opening page although perhaps this attribution could have been clearer

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