Dean Street Express Sexual Health Clinic
Cliftons Projects were appointed to act as Project Managers and Clients Representative for the fit out of a high-tech, walk-in, self-service sexual health clinic for Chelsea & Westminster Foundation Trust in the heart of London's Soho.
The brief from the users was to create a light and creative design which would not feel out of place in a nightclub whilst retaining full functionality and easy intuitive patient flow.
As well as an impressive design, a number of high-tech improvements have been made within the building, too. These include the use of an iPad registration system for new and old patients. The automated testing process now fast-tracks everything, from how long it takes to get into a screening room to how long it takes to get results.
The process remains automated even after patients have gone through to the screening rooms, with a pneumatic vacuum system which shoots completed samples through tubes in the ceiling into the testing laboratory.
Even the lab is one a of a kind, where scientists can be watched from the reception through a large window and where the world’s first on-site Infinity machine has been put into action to enable all results to be received within six hours.
The four screening rooms each have a different design inspired by the various unique shopfronts, store décor and neon signage in the surrounding area. The reception even has its very own bit of neon, making it an official member of Soho.
Cliftons Projects were responsible for gathering the user brief, collating an experienced design team and managing the design and construction process to ensure the end users’ expectations were met and delivered.