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Shelley Manor Medical Centre

6 GP Surgery
Built in 2009
GP area 782 SqM
Late night Pharmacy
Dental Unit
Private Treatment Suite
Attached to Grade 2 listed Theatre and restaurant being renovated

Adeline Road Surgery had 6 car parking spaces and the patient list had grown out of all proportion to the size of the building, couple this with the fire officer shutting down the admin floor in the attic space, this really put pressure on finding a new location and a building fit for purpose. High density Town Centre, high residential values all conspire to make it difficult to secure NHS approval to funding a new surgery.

GP practice had worked with Philip Proctor and was aware of his well thought through designs but they did not wish to own new premises. Which is where Charles Higgins Partnership is able to facilitate the provision of a high design skill set with full consultation on design issues with the GP’s and create a sound basis to allow for retirement and easy succession when it is required. It was with great excitement that Shelley Manor came to the market and we were able to propose the relocation of the practice to, one of the oldest non-secular buildings in Bournemouth.

 Shelley Manor (1801) was purchased in 1849 and rebuilt to create a  home for Percy Florence Shelley (son of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein and Percy Bysshe Shelley one of the Romantic Poets) it was then used as a school and eventually the building had been boarded up and in a very neglected state by Bournemouth council . The GP practice had confidence in the Charles Higgins Partnership team to deliver a high quality modern practice out of the ruins of the old manor house.

Shelley Manor Medical Centre in addition to NHS GP services it provides, 100 hour Pharmacy, a further suite of consulting rooms the GP’s run as private clinics which include Dentist, Physio, and other providers.

The building is now fully accessible and preserved for the local community and has achieved a B energy performance certificate fit for the 21st century.

How We Got There


“To end my working days in such a place considering that 31 years ago when I started we worked from two very small rooms. It’s been magnificent.”

Dr Geoff Walder, Retired Senior Partner, Lilliput Surgery, Sandbanks

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