Harley Private Dental Case Study

Bringing a luxurious, modern dental practice to Sheffield.


The objective 

Having worked in the NHS for many years, Harley Private Dental’s Dr Ehsan and Dr Azizi wanted our support while setting up their modern, tranquil practice for high-end cosmetic dentistry. As they had no prior building experience, our expert team provided a full, start-to-finish service, helping to simplify and streamline the construction works onsite via prompt project management, contract administration and principal designer services. 

The ultimate goal? To create a one-of-a-kind dental practice where patients feel like they are anywhere but your typical NHS surgery.  


The challenge  

Many of this project’s challenges stemmed from the practice’s location inside a traditional Victorian building. Building properties of this nature are notoriously difficult to remodel into healthcare premises owing to their load-bearing capabilities and bespoke internal layouts.  

To create a high-functioning, modern dental practice with state-of-the-art dental equipment, we first needed to identify the strength of the floors and increase circulation space. This then allowed us to implement floor strengthening works necessary  to ensure the new equipment could be installed safely.  

Compliance was also a challenge during this project, as the practice had to comply with multiple legal and regulatory requirements. The Building Regulations, The Care Quality Commission (CQC), and The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) required us to consider how patients would access the site and rework the existing layout to suit. 


The solution 

We addressed the unique challenges of the building and compliance concerns by ensuring a thorough planning and design process was undertaken. By creating an in-depth, itemised schedule of works, we were able to undergo a competitive tender process with several trusted local contractors. As a result, we obtained a competitive price for the works that fell within the client’s desired budget and program. 

Our client could sit back and relax while we liaised with key stakeholders and the design team to ensure the administration of the building contract and payment schedules were all managed with the client’s goals and best interests in mind.  

Finally, we held regular on-site meetings and inspections to maintain stringent health and safety standards and proactively address and resolve any workmanship and issues that arose onsite.  



The outcome 

Harley Private Dental’s premium practice was successfully opened on time, within budget, and exceeded the client’s expectations. The site now employs over 15 staff members and is Sheffield’s leading cosmetic dental practice. 


‘Joe Elwood at Kelham Concept was top class with managing our project of setting up a brand new dental clinic. He managed the whole thing start to finish, making sure targets were met, the best and most efficient trades were picked, and the job done to a very high quality finish without any corners being cut. I would highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again for future projects’  


– Dr Ehsan Naghieh 


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