Watford, UK

Dr. Novak and Partners

Lead Consultant, Architect, Healthcare Planner and Interior Designer


Completed 1990

Project description:
The Callowland Surgery, a single storey five GP and trainee surgery built under the Cost Rent scheme was one of the original six projects carried out as a prototype exemplar of HBN 46, and illustrates clearly the principle of grouping functions into administration, clinical and public zones.

The building has been planned around a central, tall, naturally lit waiting room with the clinical areas protected by an intermediate zone of service/storage accommodation.

Access between zones can be simply controlled with the clear zoning allowing the administration and clinical areas to be secured and the main waiting area to be used outside surgery hours. Meeting and interview rooms are accessible from the entrance hall allowing clinical rooms to remain dedicated and more private.

© Medical Architecture 2012