The owners of an industrial mews in north-west London were redeveloping one of the sites for new business units when ROHA suggested that they build new premises to let for the local GP surgery.
The Health Authority supported the proposal and The Lonsdale Medical Centre was the result. The building provided purpose-built facilities for eight consulting rooms, two treatment rooms, administrative offices, reception area facilities, a meeting room and a staff room.
The building was opened in 1998 by Tony Blair and Frank Dobson, The Secretary of State for Health at the time.
The building directly led to the regeneration of Lonsdale Road and the surrounding area.
Architecture Today featured the project and reported:
‘It reaffirms the enabling role of architects in strengthening the social fabric of towns and does so using a modern architecture which is direct, modest and sympathetic to place and people. O’Hara’s careful, plain-speaking and skillful design has helped generate enthusiasm and affection for what is already known locally as the ‘Health Factory’.