atrium-icon-sheet arrow caret arrow-head-up arrow-head-down reorder external-link back up down info check-circled block restart attention warning error help flag mug cursor quaver file edit copy notification wrench person person-small add capped-person folder-person stack document pin search reblog multimedia palette email google-play like download-to-disk lock cart banknote-euro kite mood-skills mood-graph online-counselling cloud phone folded tag price-tag-euro euro info-centre download upload link branch play-circled article-circled graduation-cap-outlined exam-outlined speech-bubble video-subtitle video-camera table off home statistics clock zoom-in calendar newspaper filter send group gallery card wallet folder zip dna legal select circle-outlined check zoom share image adobe-ai adobe-ps adobe-ae adobe-pr adobe-id adobe-au video menu hexagon more close graph plus Directional Turn2Me eCurve Symbols & Actions UI Controls Emoticons Files, documents, media & folders Objects & pseudo objects Time Finance & Commerce Geometrical Text & Editors Humans, Animals & Emojis Messaging Logos Devices Map, Transport & Location support-group headset headset-mic check-all roadsign badge suitcase print chats message facebook twitter pinterest tumblr linkedin google-plus youtube delicious instagram laptop mobile tablet apple circle location airplane globe delete cog-complex star square triangle history feeling-great feeling-good feeling-okay feeling-bad feeling-terrible feeling-fail diamond octagon cursor-click cursor-default aca-i-logo-1_1

Longhill Health Centre Redevelopment, Hull.

Project Specifications

Location: Shannon Road, Hull

Client: City Care and Shared Agenda

Year: 2019

Status: Complete

Project Type: Remodeling

Project Value: £4M

Project Scope

ACA successfully completed the redevelopment of Longhill Health Centre, in Hull. The redesigned layout and interior of the project fully met the expectations of the client, Citycare. The redevelopment of the new facility has led to a more welcoming atmosphere in the Health Centre.

The clients’ brief was to maximize the space on the ground floor to accommodate more consulting and treatment rooms. Remodelling of space has allowed four extra General Practician rooms to integrate with the updated supporting facilities.



The layout of the Health Centre is simple yet efficient – the layout increases the operational efficiency of services and provides better circulation for the patients. Increasing storage space ultimately ensures a smoother service and maximum storage areas.

Hence, the design and facilities at Longhill Health Centre focus on ensuring the wellbeing of the patients, staff and local community.



The Health Centre is easily accessible to the local community, and the facility boasts an increased parking capacity that is proportionate to the number of staff and consulting rooms. In addition, easy access to the Health Centre allows locals to benefit from an onsite library and pharmacy.


Interior Design

The ACA design team carefully applied dementia-friendly design principles inside Longhill Health Centre to subtly support way-finding.

In addition, the overall interior design takes the concept of people-centred integration into consideration.

The selected materials for both the interiors and exteriors ensure a welcoming atmosphere.



Floor colours deliberately contrast with the walls to support dementia patients with easy navigation, particularly areas such as the staircases and toilets. In addition, the colours of furniture, toilet seats and crockery also contrast with the adjacent surface colours.

Moreover, the overall colour palette selected for the interior is warm and soothing.



A health centre design demands a very controlled use of light whether that is natural light or artificial. Protection against excessive radiation controls the amount of natural light.

The achievement of the correct level of light for respective activities is one of the vital considerations of the project.

For artificial lights, the sockets are easily accessible.


Noise Reduction

Use of soft materials helps to significantly reduce noise levels. Careful consideration of colours for cushions, curtains, rugs and mats, avoids any confusion and prevents dementia patients from any risks of falls.


Fire Safety

Updating the fire statutory requirements ensures fire safety.


ACA were a pleasure to work with throughout the reconfiguration works at Longhill Health Centre. They were responsive and their knowledge on health estates meant the design process ran smoothly.  We look forward to working with them again in the future.


Issy Whitelock, Assistant Development Manager, Citycare Shared Agenda