This two-building complex was developed to provide a central focus for the provision of health related issues for local people. The impressive buildings are built on the site of the derelict Presbyterian Church at Albert Street. The complex offers a range of services provided by community based groups including North & West Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and GP’s Surgery. Both buildings are flooded with natural light and the use of strong yet soft colours enhances the occupant’s feeling of wellbeing. Externally the two buildings are linked by a landscaped courtyard. The front elevation of the new health centre itself incorporates four of the gargoyles from the demolished church premises.
Albert Fry Associate’s structural concept for both buildings fully supported the achievement of all the above by means of the use of long-clear-span cellform roof beams and fully concealed columns.