20 November 2009,

Kentish Town Health Centre Wins "Best Primary Care Design" at BBH Awards

Kentish Town Health Centre continues to win the accolades it so rightly deserves and at last weeks Building Better Health 2009 Awards picked up the "Award for Best Primary Care Design" and for his inspirational leadership and considerable effort and determination, Dr Roy Macgregor was awarded "Design Champion of the Year".

Procured through Camden & Islington Community Solutions Limited LIFTCo, the new health centre houses The James Wigg Practice, a dental surgery, children's services, screening and diagnostic imaging facilities, staff facilities, meeting rooms, a library and paediatric services. The initial vision for the centre was to create a building where not only medicine, but general health, design and art could come together to express the modern, holistic approach to healthcare.

A spokeswoman for award winning architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, said -"The centre creates a bold civic presence that responds to its environment. The ground floor is a brick plinth with the rendered forms of the upper floors floating above".

Dr Roy Macgregor said: "I am clearly very proud of what has been achieved here. The reaction from those whom have visited the Centre since opening in December last year has been outstanding and makes the hard work that has gone in to develop this world class facility all worth while."

The Kentish Town Health Centre has previously been honoured at the 2009 NHS LIFT Awards; by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) winning the 2009 RIBA Prize for London, and was also short-listed for the 2009 Stirling Prize.

The Centre provides an uplifting, inspiring environment of high quality for users and staff, setting a new standard of modern healthcare provision.

Bury, Tameside & Glossop Community Solutions Limited was commended for Intergrated Artwork for Ashton, Radcliffe and Moorgate Primary Care Centres in the 'Patient Environment' class award for 'Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare'.

For further information please contact Warren Taylor, Business Development Director at Community Solutions for Primary Care - Tel: 07813 056 056 Email: warren.taylor@community-solutions.co.uk