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New state-of-the-art medical, environmentally friendly medical centre in the heart of a growing community.

NHS England and Warrington CCG inherited this scheme from the Primary Care Trust. For over ten years, the GP practice and pharmacy had been in a portacabin which was very impractical, especially given that the local population of Chapelford was growing. The challenge for NHSPS was to design a development that would enable more patients to be seen and a wider range of services offered.

Our role was to support the commissioners with their business case submission to NHS England and then design and project manage the development from start to finish including meeting the requirement to achieve BREEAM excellent sustainability standards.

Upon approval of the business case, our asset management team worked closely with the GP practice, Warrington CCG and NHS England to agree the terms of the lease and obtain signatures from both parties.

The new medical centre contains eight clinical consulting and treatment rooms with ancillary support spaces. There is an inviting reception and waiting area for patients and an admin wing with office accommodation, meeting room and staff common areas and changing.

Key successes of this project were business case development, overcoming market rent challenges, achieving BREEAM Excellent, our communications with the local health economy and MP, a high quality design and build and our collaborative work with the GP practice. To achieve BREEAM Excellent, we got design credits in the following areas: management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and pollution.