Morpeth NHS Centre
This new health centre in Morpeth has greatly improved patient facilities and brings together outpatient and diagnostic services as well as primary care to deliver better integrated care close to people’s homes.
The new centre provides accommodation for two of the town’s GP practices, Greystroke and Gas House Lane, and access to new, modern healthcare facilities for their 14,000 patients; it also offers opportunities for integrated working for the staff and patients of Morpeth’s third GP practice, Wellway. Additional services in the state of the art building include minor surgery, retail pharmacy, community clinics for chronic disease management and health education, and community dental facilities.
P+HS Architects led the P21 design team, working with Laing O’Rourke, to deliver the project. The new building is designed with energy efficiency and carbon reduction in mind and determined to reduce CO2 output and energy consumption, achieving a BREEAM excellent rating.
Stephen Naylor, Associate Director of Estates at NHS North of Tyne, welcomed the centre commenting that “The centre is testament to the partnership working that has taken place between all partners involved in this development.”
The scheme was delivered using Revit, taking P+HS Architects to the finals of the 2012 British Construction Industry Awards for ‘Best use of BIM’ for the project.