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Marine Lake Health & Wellbeing Centre, West Kirby

Client: Gilling Dodd

Budget: £8.6m

We are providing MEP services for RIBA Stages 1-4 for a new build three-storey BREEAM “Excellent” Health & Wellbeing Centre for the residents of West Kirby.  This building will provide a new integrated primary and community care centre within an environment that is efficient, fit for purpose and suitable for the future.

Multi-disciplinary stakeholders will occupy the building, including Marine Lake Medical Practice, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust Integrated Community Care Team, and other Community Service providers.  The core objective is to enable greater partnership between primary, secondary and third sector health and social care providers, allowing them to develop new models of care and wellbeing services to reduce social isolation and encourage physical and mental health resilience in the community.

The building will include 23 GP consulting rooms, a number of clinical spaces, a Community Café, Pharmacy and a training and education facility, providing greater opportunity to maintain and improve clinical skills for all clinicians. The Centre will act as an Extended Access Hub open from 8 am – 8 pm, providing medical services seven days a week. It is also the base for an Integrated Care Team, including district nurses, community matron, care of the elderly team, community physio, adult social care, SaLT podiatry, dietetics and counselling, as well as an IV Suite.

The Centre will also alleviate pressure in local hospital departments by offering services traditionally delivered in an acute setting, including hospital consultant clinics, minor procedures, ultrasound, diagnostics, and investigations.  It will also enable the GPs to provide a hub model for acute paediatrics to reduce the pressure at A&E; enhance cardiology services, including cardio rehab and cardiology clinics; and focus on providing support to geriatric and memory clinics for dementia patients, as well as running community activities to support the older population.

Images provided by Gilling Dod Architects

  • BREEAM “Excellent”