Hove, East Sussex

High praise for church conversion

Key Facts

  • Lateral thinking needed to find a site that worked in an area where land is expensive
  • Marries conservation with a fully NHS-compliant specification
  • Allows for future expansion
  • Patient numbers up from 16,000 to 24,000
  • Heritage awards
  • BREEAM Very Good Refurb sustainability standard accredited

In Hove, our church-conversion project won high praise and two heritage awards. Constructed in the 1860s and unused since 2008, the listed church has become a 1300 sq m NHS-compliant medical practice with a character all of its own.

The trick here was to respect and enhance the original architecture, while bearing in mind the practical needs of a large medical practice and pharmacy.

We designed the layout of Trinity Medical Centre to allow for future expansion, which was just as well as patient numbers grew from around 16,000 to 24,000 in two years.

The unique building has won the Sussex Heritage Trust Commercial Award and the LABC Regional Award for Conversion. BREEAM Very Good Refurb certified.

Nadeem Ahmad, Senior Partner at Trinity Medical Centre, said, “In partnership with MCD, we have created a unique medical centre that meets our current needs and allows for future growth. It is a pleasure coming to work in such a beautiful and inspiring building and we know our patients also appreciate the environment.”

Want to discuss how we can improve your working environment?

Call Nigel Ford at MCD on 020 7935 5042 or email us here.