Centre for Reproductive Medicine London 2001–2002

As its name suggests this is a fertility clinic. The interior provides consulting rooms, offices, meeting rooms, a world-class laboratory and operating theatre – designed in collaboration with one of the world’s leading embryologists – to enable all procedures to be carried out in-house. The design focuses on how a physical environment may respond to a patient’s emotions associated with infertility and its treatment.

2002 Phase 1; 2008 Phase 2

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    Sheer drapes bathe the foyer in natural light whilst protecting the privacy of waiting patients
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    Sinuous foyer spaces replace conventional corridors
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    The environment is free of particulates, aldehydes and volatile organics. This attention to detail has resulted in rates of fertility well in excess of the average
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    Ground floor plan - the scheme occupies the two lowest floors of a tower
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    In the second phase we worked closely with a graphic designer to create a series of abstract murals to complement the timber language
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    Light plays a vital role at CRM


  • Appointment: 2001
  • Construction start: 2002
  • Completion: 2002
  • Area: 400m2
  • Budget: £750,000
  • Form of contract: IFC
  • Client: Centre for Reproductive Medicine
  • Contractor: BW Interiors Ltd; Silcock Dawson & Partners
  • Structural Engineer: Peter Dann Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: Peter W Gittins & Associates
  • Acoustic Consultant: Alan Saunders Associates
  • Buidling Control: MLM
  • Planning Supervisor: Leonard Stace


  • Susan Yelavich, Contemporary World Interiors (Phaidon, 2007), pp.482–487
  • Amanda Birch, ‘Parting Shots’, in: Building Design (June 2002), pp.16–18
  • David Littlefield, ‘Fertile Imagination’, in: RIBA Interiors (June 2002), pp.22–24
  • Daniela Mecozzi, ‘Pregnant With Potential’, in: Frame (November 2002), p.36


  • FX Award, Best Public Space, 2003
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