The first in the UK to combine health, leisure and library services under one roof, this innovative concept sought to maximise potential service synergies with shared spaces.
The multi–functional 10,000sqm complex is entered through a central glazed atrium and it is from this main concourse that all of the services are accessed.
The healthcare services span over three floors and include dentistry, GP practices, a rehab suite and minor procedures units. The leisure facilities include two swimming pools, sports hall, fitness suite, ten–pin bowling alley and a 3–storey children’s soft–play area. A large welcoming open–plan community lending library is situated in a central position between the health and leisure facilities, spanning over the main entrance concourse.
“Playful, enjoyable and expertly analysed and explored on many levels, light penetrates deep into the plan and the user is considered at every level” RIBA Journal.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Belfast City Council
Belfast Education & Library Board
Service Full Architectural Services in association with Avanti Architects
Project Value £19M
Status Completed 2008