Space for Health closed on 31/03/2013

As a consequence of Central Government’s drive in England to provide as much web-based information as possible via its website, the decision was made by the UK Health Organisations’ Policy Steering Group to close Space for Health.

Please note that with immediate effect, all web-based ‘manuals’ have reverted to PDFs with an HBN, HTM or CFPP title. From April 2013, allĀ  guidance and other material normally accessed via Space for Health will be available from the individual websites of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland:

Search for ‘health building notes’ and ‘health technical memoranda’ to open the full series.

Welsh health service personnel can also access guidance from the NHS intranet at


Northern Ireland:

An archived version of Space for Health is available from the National Archives at:

Activity DataBase
ADB files have also transferred to the GOV.UK website.

For ADB technical queries only, contact the ADB Helpdesk:
Telephone number: 01939 291684

For new ADB customers and licence renewals only, please email: