Raynes Park Medical Centre, London
Completion Date: February 2013
Contract Period: 68 weeks
This design and build project involved the construction of a Primary Care Centre with a surgery, pharmacy, a two storey dental surgery and all associated external works. Car parking was accommodated in a sheet piled basement accessed by a car lift. The scheme comprised a four storey steel frame structure with brickwork, lightweight render, rain screen cladding and curtain walling.
This new build was situated in a relatively constrained working area; located in a busy residential area closely surrounded by residents, businesses and a main road. Liaison with the local stakeholders begun prior to the construction works, with letters sent to adjacent neighbours; maintained throughout the contract with regular newsletters.
We also had a local council representative involved to assist with the liaison and involvement of the neighbours. We worked with the council on numerous community initiatives such as helping to improve a local car park and assisting with filling in potholes in the road.
The building has been designed and built to achieve BREEAM Very Good and features environmentally friendly technologies in the form of photo-voltaic cells, air source heat pumps and a biomass boiler, which provide 20% of the buildings energy.
This project was awarded a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award.