Locala Community Solutions required suitable premises in Bradford city centre to launch and operate a hub for the provision of sexual health services. An assessment of potential sites was undertaken, and following an options appraisal, vacant office space on the second floor of Howard House was selected as the ideal location, being both centrally located and easily accessible.
The client appointed P+HS to undertake the Project Management as well as Architectural and Principal Designer roles for the scheme, which provides reception and waiting area, two treatment rooms and nine consulting rooms.
The refurbishment and fit out allows clear separation between the clinical and back office spaces, ensuring client confidentiality and flexibility for staff. Specialist functions such as a laboratory and pharmacy are provided alongside the mix of clinical spaces, ranging from Treatment and Clinical Rooms and soft contact spaces.
The innovative design solution maximises the available space and creates a bright and welcoming environment. Within the reception area we designed features that are both calming and stimulating for visitors, whilst meeting clinical standards
The new scheme provides an accessible, modern facility for the delivery of a sensitive area of healthcare that has been well received from both clinical staff and service users.