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Riverside Health Centre, Lower Broughton

Client: Castle Gate Projects

Architect: Blue Sky Architects

Budget: £4.5m

Completed: 2023

We are providing MEP performance duties for a new build BREEAM “Excellent” medical centre within a large mixed-use three-storey building comprising of ground floor enclosed car parking with retail and pharmacy units, first floor GP practice with six treatment rooms, waiting area and support offices, second floor GP practice with 12 general clinical rooms, staff rooms and waiting areas.

The MEP strategy is designed to be as energy efficient as possible. The seven treatment rooms are provided with localised mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) providing fresh air. Other areas are provided with natural ventilation or MVHR and have heating and cooling supplied by either ASHPs, electric heating, or passive heating to minimise operating costs carbon emissions.

The medical centre is built on stilts on a floodplain beside the river. It combines multiple GP practices in the Lower Broughton area into a significant, modern, state-of-the-art GP Surgery.