Cripps Health Centre, University of Nottingham


Architectural Design

Interior Design

BIM (Building Information Modelling)

Project Overview

The Cripps Health Centre in Nottingham is an exemplar of modern wellness services and is now the UK's largest GP surgery. Located on the University of Nottingham's main campus, the impressive healthcare centre breaks the mould of a traditional urban healthcare setting.

Replacing the existing centre, Cripps Health Centre provides a holistic approach to primary health and dental care for the university and wider community, catering for over 40,000 patients. The building includes GP consulting rooms, a four-bed observation room, rooms for physiotherapy, enhanced procedures, treatment and mental health, a seminar room, eight dental treatment spaces and a commercial pharmacy.

The GP and dental accommodation is located in separate wings, which pivot along the contours from a shared double-height central space which hosts the entrance and reception functions. The space between the wings is used as a wellbeing garden.

The patient-focused rooms take advantage of the vista across the campus and the clinical back of house facilities face the grass banks towards the north.

The pharmacy is independent of the wings and occupies a prominent and accessible position towards the car park. A natural material palette compliments the rich green context and the existing building materials located adjacent to the site.

"This amazing new facility will allow us to continue to grow and develop our broad range of services over the coming years, ensuring we continue to offer an outstanding service to the University Community." - Daniel Hammersley, Chief Operating Officer at University of Nottingham Health Services.

Photos by Martine Hamilton Knight

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