Primary Care

Ivry Street, Ipswich

Medical Practice

This was our first commission by a GP’s practice to provide a surgery and involved a major re-modelling and refurbishment of the Oncology Unit of the former Anglesea Road Hospital. The Oncology Unit is a three-storey building with an extensive lower ground floor area which was subsequently converted into a small operating theatre available to other departments of the health service as an independent unit.

The doctors were determined to avoid the ‘institutional’ feel of the original building, a criticism which could also be applied to many of the newer surgeries completed at that time. With a careful use of materials and furnishings our aim was to create a surgery which had the atmosphere of a modern hotel rather than a medical facility.

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  • Photo of Ivry Street Medical Practice
  • Photo of Ivry Street Medical Practice

Employer:
Ivry Street Group Practice
Project:
Conversion of former Oncology Department, Anglsea Road Hospital to form surgery for 5+ GPs
Capital Value:
Phase 1 £700k
Contract:
Traditional
Contractor:
V A Marriot
Completed:
Phase 1 1995

Although conforming to the conventional layout of the original building, the spaces were re-modelled to reflect the informal approach adopted by the doctors of personally calling patients from the waiting area. Colours and materials were chosen to create a domestic scale and feel whilst discreetly providing an efficient and highly serviced space.