Portadown Health & Care Centre

County Armagh

The design of this large primary care project provided an opportunity to investigate how a building of this type can be future-proofed, by incorporating measures to facilitate flexibility of use, and by achieving the highest standards of sustainable design.

The standardised floorplate depth suits a wide variety of uses, whilst moveable link bridges connect a central lift and stair core to each clinic, allowing department entrances to be easily relocated in response to changing needs. The drainage and services strategies also support changes in how the building is used in future.

As well as being very flexible, the new building provides an exemplary environment for all users. It is organised around a generously scaled central atrium, which is enclosed by curving timber-clad walls, creating a stunning first impression upon entering the building.



WHD Design & Health Awards – Highly Commended
WAN Healthcare Awards – Commendation
Building Better Healthcare Award ‘Best Future Design Concept’ Winner
Allianz Arts – Business and Employers Award
CEF/SPECIFY Construction Excellence Awards – Health Infrastructure Award.
International Academy for Design and Health Awards  – ‘International Sustainable Design’  Highly Commended


Community Care, Complete, County Armagh, Health & Life Sciences, New Build, Northern Ireland, Portadown Health & Care Centre, Primary Care, UK, Work,

An exemplar of flexibility and sustainability in healthcare design

‘This fantastic design will contribute significantly to the patient experience and the therapeutic process: it is a pleasure working with Avanti.’
The Southern Trust

Location County Armagh, UK

Area 6,300m²

Status Complete

Photographer Paul Tierney, Tom de Gay