Mowat & Company

Mowat & Company

London, GB


Burrell Sexual Health Centre

Project: Burrell Street Sexual Health Centre

Client: Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Health Trust

Completed: 2012

Taking the stigma out of visiting a sexual health facility

Urban Salon were architect and interior designers on the refurbishment of two railway arches to create a sexual health centre for the NHS.  The brief was to create a welcoming sexual health centre which had a look and feel that was very different from the standardised hospital environment to help break down taboos around the nature of the centre.

The design incorporates a welcoming informal waiting area with a communal table and complimentary coffee and generous daylit circulation. The consultation rooms that are divided into two separate areas - a warm conversational space to encourage discussion and a fresh clinical examination section.  Artwork throughout the centre such as mobiles comprising forms that are reminiscent of sexual organs and ceiling art illustrating sexual puns create a positive and welcoming atmosphere.  

Visitor numbers have increased and feedback has been very positive.

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Status: Built
Location: London, GB
Firm Role: Architect