Eastwood Health and Care Centre Wins Another National Award
The new Eastwood Health and Care Centre, which opened last summer, has scooped another prestigious design award at this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards.
The £15m state of the art building won the Best Primary Care Facility Award and beat off stiff competition from healthcare facilities across the UK.
This is the third national award the centre has won this year. The first accolade came at the European Healthcare Award where the centre won a design award for buildings under 25,000 sq feet. The centre also picked up one of the main awards from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).
Client: Hub West / NHSGGC / East Renfrewshire Council Architect: Hoskins Architects Value: £15 million BREEAM: 'Excellent' and an Energy Performance Certificate of 'B'.
The building provides a range of primary care, clinical and social care and voluntary help services for the population of Eastwood under one roof. It features GP Services, Outreach clinics, Physiotherapy & Podiatry Services, Adult & Older Peoples Metal Health Services, Children & Family Services, Rehabilitation & Enablement Services, Voluntary and Independent Sector organizations and CHCP support staff and management.
A key driver was to fall in line with the SFT Reference Community Healthcare programmes which required the overall cost / programmes targets to be achieved fully.
TÜV SÜD Real Estate were involved at the early stage of the project to determine such areas as orientation of the building, external wall and window materials, which then allowed us to minimise the building services solutions and achieve the relevant energy performance for the building. We also advised on Fire strategy, Acoustics, FM, Life Cycle replacement and utilities.
The building was designed with the wellbeing of its users at its heart, it offers a varied provision of catering, a gym, a health centre and well situated breakout areas at upper floor levels. The office plates are 15m wide with no internal columns and no intrusive vertical service risers or cores and thus offering maximum potential for space planning and future flexibility. Offsite modular construction techniques where utilised within the cladding and services elements to reduce the overall construction programme.