Elanic Clinic

NVDC Architects were approached by Dr Vivek Sivarajan in 2010  to develop proposals for the conversion of an empty commercial unit in Glasgow’s bustling Bath Street to a high-spec cosmetic clinic with a fully compliant GA Operating theatre.

This type of project, while commonplace in Harkey Street, London, was one of the first such facilities to be developed privately in Scotland.

Bath Street, Glasgow
Elanic Ltd.
Project Type
Cosmetic Clinic
Project Status
Completed in 2011
Contract Value

The ambitious scope of the project brief combined with the limited size of the unit and complex restricting factors of creating such a facility within a large mixed-use building required clever use of space to develop a hard-working design to deliver project objectives while satisfying SHTM guidelines and building regulations.

Our design makes subtle references to the nature of treatments offered at the clinic through the use of curved forms and bespoke elements such as the reception desk to create a flowing series of spaces.

A cosmetic clinic and day surgery facility of this scale involves numerous functional spaces, which were accommodated discretely, allowing the more public areas to be expressed creatively, with great attention paid to achieving the quality of space envisaged by the client. The reception space establishes a clear visual relationship with the street and flows smoothly into a waiting area deeper into the plan. A combination of discreet soffit lighting and borrowed natural light from the reception area creates a relaxed ambiance. The clinic’s brand colours are carefully incorporated into the interior design of the clinic spaces to subtly reinforce the branding of the clinic.

A message from our client:

“I have known Mr Farahbod Nakhaei since 2012. I have engaged NVDC Architects on 5 different projects since then. Firstly, the design of our first surgical clinic, Elanic at 132 Bath Street, Glasgow and then subsequently with another clinic in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh. We have currently engaged NVDC to design a new Private Hospital in Glasgow, which is currently entering the building phase. Indeed, so impressed am I with their work that I have also hired them for work on my previous house.

I have been very impressed over the years by NVDC’s work, their understanding of the Healthcare Technical Memoranda and their ability to blend this into aesthetically and functionally pleasing designs. They are a pleasure to deal with and have always provided high quality, timely and cost-effective solutions to our briefs. They are responsive and have managed our latest Private Hospital build extremely well, on time and within budget constraints.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Farahbod Nakhaei and the team at NVDC.”

Dr Vivek Sivarajan

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