Each of our buildings is unique, designed specifically for its occupants

However, the team brings a range of expertise in healthcare and sustainable design, construction, property management and acquisition to ensure the building performs as you want it to. We start with a blank sheet of paper, talking to you and your staff about your needs and aspirations. Our buildings vary to suit you and the available site and include both new and converted buildings.

The end result is a good looking, easy to maintain and efficient building fitted out to your requirements, right down to the last detail.

Alwoodley, in the North of Leeds, had been served by three small medical practices, all operating out of converted houses or bungalows. Although an absolute priority for the Leeds North PCT, bringing the practices together in one central facility, development had stalled through lack of a suitable site right in the heart of the practices’ catchment area. The two largest practices decided to occupy the proposed scheme and, with a patient list exceeding 12,000, were able to work with the NHS commissioners in taking the scheme forward.

bstract conducted a thorough site search and, when one was unavailable, persuaded Leeds City Council to release an area of “greenbelt” on which to build. Several business cases later, which investigated a mixture of pure rental reimbursement versus rent plus capital, the scheme was approved, the land acquired and construction began.

The scheme, providing a home for the now combined practices, was completed in March 2016 and saw a rapid rise in patient numbers. In addition to general practice services, the building houses an outpatients department of Harrogate Hospital, providing a range of consultant led outreach services including imaging and diagnostics.


The staff love it, the patients love it - even the doctors love it!
— Carol Brocklebank, Practice Manager, Eastgate Medical Centre

Abstract’s first scheme. The Eastgate Medical Group in Hornsea, East Yorkshire, had been planning to extend their 1960s health centre.  It soon became apparent that a new building would represent much better value for money and Abstract, working with architects P+HS, were able to deliver a new building on their existing site.

Abstract acquired their site and existing surgery, moved the practice out into temporary accommodation and provided a new light, bright and colourful building within 12 months.

The new facility houses all their clinical services on one level and provides a facility which allows them to deliver much needed services for their patient population in this remote east coast town.


Abstract completed the new North Leeds Medical Practice in March 2016.  The practice operated from a converted house, the former home of the original GP, which had been altered and extended many times.

The practice had previously acquired the adjoining bungalow site, but couldn’t obtain approval for a new building. Abstract worked closely with the NHS to secure increased rent reimbursement to support the new building, which began on site in July 2015.  For such a small project, the stages were complex.  The existing bungalow was demolished and the practice rehoused in temporary accommodation in its place.  The existing surgery was then demolished and the new premises built on a very constricted site.  Not only does the building house the increased practice but also provides space for a pharmacy and expansion space.

The GP practice worked very closely with Abstract, and were passionate about their new building, equipping and furnishing it to match the quality of the building’s design.  Abstract acted as Development Managers for North Leeds Medical Practice, who own the building.


Dr McGowan and Partners had outgrown their own premises in Stockton, built by themselves only seven years earlier. Abstract rapidly found a new site, just around the corner, and completed the design and construction of a new building in record time.

The new facility is designed to have all clinical accommodation on the ground floor, specifically designed to suit the GP's requirements.

The first floor provides administration space, together with meeting and training rooms. The building has a simple steel frame, allowing the internal partitions to be rearranged to suit future healthcare changes.

Just what the doctor ordered!  A building that so intimately reflects our vision and our ethos.  A place of light, of healing, of comfort.  A building that exudes quality, calmness and soothes pain.  A building that is ambitious, that reflects the modernity of medicine, of ever expanding knowledge and yet it embraces the human side.  A building that encourages wisdom, is kind to the soul and has context.
— Dr Krysia Ellenger, a senior GP at Eaglescliffe

The new surgery at Eaglescliffe provides enhanced space for both the existing practice, together with expanded facilities for the PCT - provided services.

The practice had been trying for a number of years to develop a new building, but land availability and cost were prohibitive. Abstract quickly arranged for high-quality, temporary accommodation across the road and work on the new facility has now been completed.  The development of new premises, which house the existing partnership of General Practitioners and offers a wider range of both GP and PCT services for over 8000 patients in the local community, has been fully supported by the North Tees Teaching Primary Care Trust.  The project was included in the PCT Estate Strategy as a primary care development priority and has had overwhelming public support throughout the development process.

The new building includes a spacious GP surgery with accommodation for GP's nurse practitioners, healthcare assistants and related clinical staff as well as a PCT community clinic with group spaces for activities such as parent and child sessions and meeting/training spaces including a library and group room.


The new Ireland Wood Medical Centre in north Leeds provides expanded facilities for Dr Islip & Partners to replace their existing building at Tinshill Lane. The new surgery, which is bright, light and modern, is a spacious building from which to deliver an enhanced range of services for patients.

The new building provides just over 1,650 square metres of floor space and includes expansion space of around 300 square metres to ensure that the building is future-proofed. This expansion space can be fitted out for a variety of uses, for either the practice or other medical providers. A pharmacy and optician completes the development to ensure patients obtain the best advice directly on site. There are also 58 parking spaces for patients and staff.

This £5m scheme was developed by Abstract for their investor partners, Assura, on the site of a former public house and opened in Spring 2011.


As part of the government’s equitable access programme, a group of GPs in Woolwich came together to provide new GP services for patients right in the centre of Woolwich, in south east London. The guaranteed contract was for only 5 years, during which time the new practice had to build up its patient list from scratch. A prominent town centre site was essential. 

A contract length of only 5 years meant a new building, normally funded over 20-25 years was unaffordable so Abstract worked with the practice to look at a number of innovative and affordable solutions. Initially, a modular construction was favoured, located on a vacant site in the town. However, the best option was to take a lease on a vacant office – the former Woolwich Equitable Building Society HQ – right in the centre and next to the station. Abstract managed a rapid fit-out that looked just like a new building.


Two GP practices were joining together in a deprived part of Leeds and needed a new building to house the enlarged organisation. Their previous attempts to develop a new building had stumbled due to lack of a site. Abstract’s wider development connections rapidly established an available site already earmarked for development by Bellway and Leeds City Council. Abstract acted throughout for the GPs, who were to be the building owner, negotiating the acquisition of the site and securing NHS Business Case approval. The new building houses the enlarged practice, a pharmacy and expansion space for practice and community use in 1,350 square metres of space, with 60 car parking spaces. Abstract managed the development process through to successful occupation in late summer 2014.