Primary Care

 

Dinas PowysSheffordProspect HouseThe MeadowsSpring Hill

DINAS POWYS MEDICAL CENTRE

Murch Road, Dinas Powys, CF64 4RE

 

Project Type: 3PD Development

Project Value: £2.5 million

Developer: Brackley Investments

Client/s: Dr Thomas & Partners; Cardiff & Vale University Local Health Board; Murch Pharmacy

Project Director: Geoff Simm

Architect: Thomas Wilson Architects

Constructor: John Weaver (Contractors) Ltd

Ownership & Management: Primary Health Properties PLC


Client Objectives:

A byword in the company for stamina and persistence, the doctors and Brackley worked for many years to find a suitably located site that was affordable to NHS Wales to allow the doctors to relocate from the outmoded and undersized single-storey health centre.


Development Solution:

Working with Vale of Glamorgan Council, part of the vacated St Cyres School annexe was identified as a site suitable to deliver a new two-storey medical centre building providing enhanced services to 10,000 patients in the expanding settlement of Dinas Powys.


Development Outcome:

Construction of the development started in March 2015 and was completed in March 2016.

The 1,245 sq m two-storey building provides accommodation for:

  • Dinas Powys Medical Practice,
  • Cardiff & Vale University Local Health Board,
  • Murch Pharmacy.

SHEFFORD PRIMARY CARE CENTRE

Shefford, Bedfordshire

 

Project Type: Third-party development

Project Value: £5.5 million

Developer: Brackley Investments

Client/s: NHS Bedfordshire, Dr Cakebread & Partners

Project Director: Jeff Moore

Architect: BRP Architects

Constructor: Stepnell Ltd

Ownership & Management: PHIP


Client Objectives:

A much-needed new premises for Dr Cakebread & Partners. In addition to this, NHS Bedfordshire wanted accommodation for the provision of Community Health Services and Outpatient Services. This enables some hospital based services to be provided closer to patients.


Development Solution:

This 2,117 sq m primary care centre development created accommodation for:

  • Dr Cakebread & Partners (a nine-doctor dispensing practice),
  • District nursing,
  • Therapy services with physio suite,
  • Minor surgery,
  • Community dental service,
  • Outpatient services facility,
  • A base for the local out-of-hours service,
  • Mobile docking facility,
  • Car parking for 118 spaces.


Outcome:

The site was purchased from a charitable trust and involved negotiating the release of fields from a tenant farmer, including buying some unwanted barley seed.

The project started on site in September 2009 and was completed in March 2011. On completion, the practice manager Viv Kitch Jameson said: “Superb! We are delighted with our new premises.”

Sandy Burton from NHS Bedfordshire said: “Brackley has been great. The company delivered our premises on time as agreed.”


PROSPECT HOUSE

Lower St, Kettering, Northamptonshire

 

Project Type: Third-party development

Project Value: £11.5 million

Developer: Brackley Investments

Client/s: Weavers Medical Centre, Eskdaill Medical & NHS Northamptonshire

Project Director: Jeff Moore

Architect: Thomas Wilson Architects

Constructor: Stepnell Ltd

Ownership & Management: Primary Health Properties

 

Client Objectives:

NHS Northamptonshire supported the relocation of two practices into single new premises with additional space for providing community health services and outpatient services. Both practices needed to continue operating as separate entities each with its own identity in the new building.

 

Development Solution:

  • Development of a 3,600 sq m health centre to accommodate two practices and an extensive range of associated community health services, out-of-hours services and a dental practice.
  • The site was the location of a former tannery so Brackley undertook comprehensive remediation works to bring the site up to a developable standard.
  • Brackley optimally used the site area by fitting a 3,600 sq m health centre plus 80 car parking spaces onto a 1.25-acre site.
  • Brackley worked with the PCT on premises design enabling the delivery of local services inherently minimising referrals to the acute sector.

Construction started in January 2007 and was completed in March 2008.


THE MEADOWS

Thrapston, East Northamptonshire

 

Project Type: Third-party development

Project Value: £1.75 million

Developer: Brackley Investments

Client: Dr Sheppard and Dr Patel and NHS Northamptonshire

Project Director/s: Andy Marshall and Jeff Moore

Architect: Thomas Wilson Architects

Constructor: Stepnell Ltd

Ownership & Management: Dudley Taylor Pharmacies Ltd


Client Objectives:

To secure new premises within the community heart of Thrapston and the simultaneous disposal of the old premises.


Development Solution:

This 703 sq m medical centre development created accommodation for:

  • A four GP surgery,
  • Three practice nurses,
  • Attached community staff.

In conjunction with a local housing development, a site had been earmarked with planning permission for a new medical centre. However, it was not the preferred location for the practice and NHS. Consequently, Brackley identified a preferred site adjacent to other leisure, health and social care facilities and obtained planning consent. The developed site is in a flood protection zone and we delivered a technical flood mitigation solution in order to protect the building.

The project started on site in April 2010 and wascompleted in March 2011.

SPRING HILL MEDICAL CENTRE

Old Arley, North Warwickshire

 

Project Type: Third-party development

Project Value: £1.75 million

Developer: Brackley Investments

Client: Doctors Cragg, Dickson and Zurob and NHS Warwickshire

Project Director: Geoff Simm

Architect: Thomas Wilson Architects

Constructor: Stepnell

Ownership & Management: Primary Health Properties


Client Objectives:

To obtain new premises in the centre of Old Arley and achieve certainty in respect of the disposal of the old surgery building.


Development Solution:

Brackley delivered a 744 sq m, two-storey facility, which will serve around 10,000 patients. The new medical centre has been built on land formerly owned by North Warwickshire Council. The accommodation provides for:

  • Four GPs and a trainee GP,
  • Four practice nurses,
  • A healthcare assistant and administration staff.

The building includes GP consulting rooms, registrar rooms, training and treatment rooms and a conference room. It has achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating for environmental performance (as required by NHS Warwickshire) and has been built using sustainable materials with waste reduction a key part of the build process.

The project started on site in November 2011 and was completed and handed over in December 2012.

On completion of the new surgery, Brackley purchased the doctors old building to deliver a certain exit strategy for the doctors.