Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre, North London
Hornsey Central has been an established setting for community-based care for more than 50 years.
The new £10m building at Hornsey Central meets new space standards and the environmental aspirations that the NHS has for all its buildings. It also facilitated a modernised pattern of health services delivery for people who live locally.
The building was commissioned by Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust with construction commencing in August 2007 and completion of the new building in March 2009.
At the heart of the building there is a two-storey, glazed public atrium space that provides a backdrop to the listed war memorial.
Co-located on the site is a Community Mental Health Resource Centre. This is a base for West Haringey Community Mental Health Team for Older People. Also co-located on this site is a dementia care centre.
Transfoming Community Services
Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre was created as a replacement for the Hornsey Central Cottage Hospital. The new health centre is a key part of NHS Haringey’s commitment to moving healthcare closer to people’s homes and to improving both the health of the local people and access to services.
A Centre for the Whole Community
A unique feature of Hornsey Central is the space devoted to local charities and organisations, such as Age Concern and Citizen’s Advice Bureau, as well as local
community groups who are encouraged to run health, wellbeing and information services.
Thanks to a generous donation from The Lewis and Mary Haynes Trust, a dementia day care centre provides an invaluable resource for members of the local community suffering from dementia to spend time in a safe and caring environment.
Built under the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) scheme by Elevate Partnerships the Local LIFT Company, Hornsey was the result of close partnership working
between the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Elevate Partnerships assisted NHS Haringey in developing a business case and service delivery plan to provide a state-of-the-art facility capable of providing modern NHS services with adequate provision to replace the former cottage hospital that had become run down, outdated and uneconomical.
To help progress the project, Elevate worked with Haringey Council to secure planning permission while helping to dispose of a small parcel of land to the east of the site which was no longer needed and that could be used as a source of much needed funds.
Under the planning agreement, the existing war memorial had to be retained and has since been fully restored to form a dramatic design feature which dominates the front entrance of the new health centre.