Banbridge Health and Care Centre

Location Banbridge, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering
Sector Healthcare
Client Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Architect Kennedy Fitzgerald & Associates
Imagery © Donal McCann

Stephen Maddocks

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Banbridge Health and Care Centre is part of the Northern Ireland Primary Community Care Infrastructure framework of primary care projects for the Southern Region. This flagship centre represents a new building model for the delivery of healthcare services for the Banbridge Community. 

The centre conceived as one “combined” building that would provide facilities for a range of primary care, community care and diagnostic services at a single location. The aim of this approach was to provide efficiencies by sharing accommodation and services and reducing travel by bringing services together onto one site.

The new 4-storey multi-purpose centre provides a range of healthcare services to the local community Banbridge and the surrounding areas, the treatments facilities including:  

  • Daycare services for physical and mental impairments;
  • ICT and primary care facilities for children, young persons and the elderly;
  • GP, primary care and treatment facilities including two dental labs, rehab, OT, physiotherapy and pharmaceutical services.

The health centre is designed to be a low energy, sustainable building and designed to achieve an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.


  • Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017, winner
  • RIBA National Award 2016, winner
  • RIBA Northern Ireland - Regional Awards 2016, winner
  • RIAI Irish Architecture Awards Health 2016, winner
  • RSUA Design Awards 2016, Best Public Building of the year, winner
  • European Healthcare Design Awards 2016, highly commended
  • Building Better Healthcare Awards 2016, Primary Care Centre, joint winner
  • Building Better Healthcare Awards, Grand Prix Design Award 2016, Overall Best healthcare project, winner