Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre

Queen Mary University London

Project Name: QMUL Dental Outreach

Location: Liberty Bridge Rd, Stratford, London, E20

Value: £1,320,000

Principal Consultants: Ansell & Bailey

Project Duration: 26 weeks

Based in Stratford the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre was originally constructed to provide medical facilities for the 2012 Olympic athletes.  Our brief was to reconfigure the top floor to provide a new 25 chair dental clinic. The new facility offers medical students the opportunity to develop their skills in a highly equipped training environment.

This £1.3m refurbishment project included substantial new mechanical and electrical services together with environmental improvements to facilitate the fit out of the high specification dental facilities.

The project comprised of the stripping out of an existing dental facility to form a 25 chair 434m² teaching facility for the Bart’s Health Institute of Dentistry.

Squeezing twenty five dental chairs, four of which are sedation bays, into a space that previously housed only ten surgeries proved to be a space planning challenge but with the help of the Architect, Hal Jones of Ansell and Bailey, working closely with the academic and dental staff a workable layout was quickly established.

The project manager for Queen Mary, Sean Donnelly of Cosford Associates, gave praise to all the team, “to produce a clinic with the challenges this project presented in the time available has been a credit to all companies and individuals involved, I’m very proud to have been associated with such a committed team”.

It was a terrific achievement by all involved to develop the initial idea to place a new dental outreach centre on the Olympic Park into reality in such a short period of time. Our staff and students and the local population will benefit enormously from these first rate facilities for dental education and care. Particular thanks are owed to the project team who led on the design and construction of the new clinic - an exceptional team effort with effective project management.