To facilitate the relocation of the existing medical centre the proposal looked to provide a new Primary Care Centre on the site of the existing community centre to Springfield Road. The new Primary Care Centre references the street and neighbouring rugby club to provide an integrated community facility.
The building was designed with the concept of a centralised core, ‘the heart’ – an internal bright and welcoming courtyard forming the reception, waiting area and circulation node for the scheme. The central core maximises the efficiency of the floor plans and minimises circulation routes.
The design achieved a ‘very good’ BREEAM rating and allowed for future expansion. The proposal embraces the principles of sustainable development and is designed upon the basis of efficient whole life costing.