hmad architects are architects in Exeter, Devon specialising in renovation, refurbishment, conservation, listed buildings and the design of sustainable homes

NHS medical centre

Finalist in the South West 'Best Public Building' Award 2015.

hmad|architects were recommissioned to design and construct a new primary healthcare service building for an established GP practice in Okehampton. The medical practice had outgrown their existing premises which had previously been designed by hmad|architects' founding directors.


The new building delivered a light and airy waiting room, five GP consulting rooms, a pharmacy, examination rooms and staff facilities including meeting rooms arranged over two storeys. Its arrangement was considered with respect to the existing health centre; the aim was to create a unified identity for the practice with the entrances of each building arranged to face one another.