This project is currently on site, having been procured through the SCAPE framework. Conamar were appointed, under the terms of this framework, to develop the design from initial feasibility stages through to delivery and handover.
The project comprises the internal and external refurbishment of the existing surgery. The programme has been phased into two sections – the first phase of works is the external upgrades, and then following a period for the building users to decant into temporary premises, we will be carrying out significant remodelling and reconfiguration works internally.
The existing building is a two storey structure which has been extended twice, and the layout and circulation is poor. There is a plant room at roof level and further plant in the basement, all of which will be upgraded as part of the overall project. Internally, the extensions have not been fully coordinated, leaving windows in what were the original external walls. These windows, which used to look outside, now look into clinical spaces which is no longer appropriate for the building users.