The building is part of a street block built in the 1950s, and was gazetted for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Generally, the upper levels of the building were used as residences, while the ground levels were shops. As our client’s intent was to consolidate their previously separated dental operations within the premises, our task was therefore to transform and adapt this 3-storey conservation building into a dental centre with modern-day facilities.
The original inner facade features of the upper levels had practically been completely changed due to previous alterations. The conservation efforts thus involved the restoration of these original features. Departing from the typical clinical feel of many dental outfits, the interiors were designed and finished to create a warm and calming `boutique hotel’ ambience.