This project involved the design and construction of a modern primary healthcare property. The centre provides an enhanced range of services for the community, including health visiting, family planning, district and specialist nursing, counselling, podiatry and a new integrated pharmacy.
The building is a three-storey, steel frame structure with external brickwork and render and has utilized the use of a propriety system of wall infill panels and render system. Clinical services Dawnus installed on the scheme included all the fixed medical furniture, the patient call system, and appropriate lighting. We had to appreciate the Doctor`s requirements at the earliest stage; this included revising the lighting arrangements to suit clinical practice.
The building achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating and incorporates the current eco technology, including air source heat pumps to provide both heating and cooling, high efficiency fluorescent luminaires, external lighting controlled by timers and photocells, and a BMS to allow monitoring of energy use.
We had to incorporate time in the programme to allow access for the installation of specialist equipment and the clinical fit-out, and as we neared completion we had to appreciate the stringent cleaning requirements for a clinic. This involved carrying out an additional hygienic clean of the building in addition to our usual cleaning procedures.
The site suffered from congested access through a busy community, which required us to plan deliveries to minimise the disruption to our neighbours. The site is also located under the Heathrow flight path.
MedicX Ltd (now Octopus Healthcare)