Designing health and community care buildings (HBN 00-01)

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General design principles for health and community care buildings.



This Health Building Note (HBN) gives general design guidance for healthcare buildings.

It provides an overall picture of the design issues and future-proofing requirements that need to be addressed in a healthcare capital project.

Because of its general nature, its content will be familiar to experienced architects and healthcare planners.

It is intended particularly for:

  • those who are new to this work
  • patients or their advocates who may be requested to become involved
  • commissioning organisations and regulators

Published 20 March 2013.

Last updated 3 June 2014.