Client: Apollo Capital Projects
Contractor: Bermar Building Co. Ltd
Girlington Health Centre is located in the heart of Bradford, surrounded on each side by the traditional terraced housing so typical of the area.
The brief was established through close consultation with the Practice Manager, the doctors, nursing staff and visiting healthcare professionals. We also worked with patient groups and carried out a series of public consultations and Q&A sessions. This was especially important so that we could fully understand the wider needs of the community, and, particular, very specific cultural needs.
The success of this engagement programme resulted in a building that is widely used by the local community as a general meeting point and cultural centre as opposed to being just a health centre.
The principle feature of the health centre is the bright double height waiting area which forms the heart of the scheme. Careful specification and use of colour creates a friendly and modern interior, whilst the building is designed in such a way that it achieves BREEAM Healthcare ‘excellent’ standard.