23rd February 2021
The Bluebell Medical Centre project comprised the design and build of a new, two-storey, purpose built medical practice which housed the relocation of both the main and branch surgeries of the Woodlands Road Surgery.
The new medical centre responded directly to the needs of the local community and helped provide innovative healthcare delivery in the area.
The medical centre was structural steel frame with an external envelope comprising metal cladding, brickwork, timber cladding and curtain walling. The development was designed to be eco-friendly, incorporating a number of green technologies to reduce the medical centres running costs, achieving a BREEAM "Excellent" rating, and scoring 86/100 for sustainable materials used in the construction of the building.
The layout of the facility included consulting rooms, admin areas, treatment rooms, a pharmacy and provision for growth was included with a large expansion space.
Externally car parking for both staff and patients was constructed, along with a detailed landscaping scheme. The development promoted good design by allowing the building to contribute to, and positively improve, the environment, responding to wider master plan, regeneration and integrated transport strategies, sensitive to its relationships with its surroundings. The medical centre also provides a clear, easy approach, with active frontages, for easy access via public transport and car parking facilities for visitors and staff.
Generous amounts of natural light and ventilation contributed to good and energy efficient environmental conditions throughout. as well as providing a comfortable, therapeutic and visually stimulating environment, this improved the external feel of the building, provided views out and aided navigation within.
The medical centre was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and engaged extensively with the local community, arranging 5 student visits to site, totalling visits from 170 students, providing work experience for Middlesbrough College students.
The development was designed to be eco-friendly, incorporating a number of green technologies to reduce the medical centres running costs, achieving a BREEAM "Excellent" rating, and scoring 86/100 for sustainable materials used in the construction of the building.