When Blackburn Primary Care Trust wanted to invest in a Health and Wellbeing Centre they had to consider the impact such a building project would have on the local residential area. To this end, they chose an off-site manufacturing solution that would minimise the disruption to the local community whilst still meeting the high standards of quality and hygiene required in the Centre.
In the health sector we have demonstrated a commitment to meeting demanding project timelines and high hygiene standards. At the Waterside Health and Wellbeing Centre we installed a 10 bay building which provides two storey’s of consultation and treatment rooms, complete with staff accommodation facilities. All of this was in line with a detailed specification and a required high quality finish.
In simple terms, the building is made up of 11 steel boxes, fixed together and clad in various materials including render, a stone skin and some cedar cladding. The interior has been fit out in full compliance with HTM’s (Health Technical Memoranda) and clinical guidance and includes under floor heating, mechanical ventilation, full access control and staff security systems. Construction of foundations commenced in late February and the building was completed by mid July.
Sir Bill Taylor, Chair of the NHS Blackburn with Darwen Care Trust Plus said the centre would be a “fantastic facility.”
The Waterside Health and Wellbeing Centre was designed uniquely to ensure maximum occupancy and efficiency for a wide range of community health services, as well as for use by multi-disciplined agencies.
GP Dr Rehena Master said “The building is fantastic. The rooms are all spacious and we’ve got separate treatment rooms and minor ops, which no practice I’ve worked at before has had’’