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

General design principles for health and community care buildings.


Health Building Note 00-01: General design principles

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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 + show all updates
  1. Added section on Common Minimum Standards.
  2. Updated to include new version design guidance for healthcare buildings.
  3. First published.