23rd February 2021
The project comprised the design and build of a new medical centre in Yarm, as part of the estates strategy of the local trust to relocate the medical practice into a new integrated Primary Care Centre, to accommodate the growing patient list as the existing premises were being outgrown.
The steel framed building was built over 2-storeys and comprised 17,223sq ft of consulting, training and treatment rooms, office space, pharmacy and a separate 2-storey car park.
The practice had six GPs at the time of the initial consultation and a patient list of c.9,500. Being a training practice, provision for 4nr consulting training rooms was also part of the project brief, as was the inclusion of a PCT wing with a separate reception to provide ancillary services. A large banner, almost two floors high, is displayed in the reception, depicting an idyllic depiction of Yarm high street.
The completed development provided a high quality, low maintenance, durable building which achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, all whilst maintaining an appearance in keeping with the local character of the nearby High Street.
The works were phased to enable the existing practice to stay operational whilst the new premises were constructed. One of the main challenges on the project was accommodating the building on the existing site whilst providing the level of car parking associated with a building of its scale, without the need to utilise any additional land.
Tolent ensured this was delivered by the inclusion of a decked car park, making use of the existing site levels, which was comprehensively value engineered prior to the tender process.
Yarm Medical Centre was built over 2-storeys and comprised 17,223sq ft of consulting, training and treatment rooms, office space, pharmacy and a separate 2-storey car park.
The project delivered a high-quality, low-maintenance, durable building which achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, all whilst maintaining an appearance in keeping with the local character of the nearby high street.
17,223 sq ft