New GP Surgery will deliver quality Health Care

A new GP surgery designed by Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) has been handed over to its medical team and is providing high quality health care in Whittle-le-Woods.

The new, modern Whittle GP surgery on Preston Road has 10 consulting rooms and two treatment rooms, along with spacious and comfortable patient waiting areas and accessible facilities.

The building also has state of the art back-office areas, along with training rooms for staff and break out facilities. There is ample parking for patients and visitors.

The development has replaced the old surgery after the practice outgrew its current premises. The former building was unable to meet growing patient demand and had limited car parking.

FWP’s team worked on the development from the initial design stage to completion and acted as project architect.

The surgery has been constructed to BREEAM Excellent standard, which assesses buildings on their sustainability levels, and it has been awarded an A+ energy performance rating.

The completed development, which is now open, also includes solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

The new building was delivered for Chorley Council by Samlesbury-based multi-disciplinary construction group Rayner Rowen Construction.

It has been built on the site of St John’s Church Hall, which was demolished to make way for a development that incorporates the GP surgery and a community building for Clayton-Le-Woods Parish Council.

Brad Grime, associate partner at FWP, was project architect on the development. He said: “The new surgery has been designed to provide quality GP medical facilities for a growing local community.

“The brief was to create a new fit-for-purpose development for the practice, with a welcoming feel for patients and full accessibility.

“Sustainability was another important consideration throughout the design work and delivery.”

Chorley Council leader Councillor Alistair Bradley said: “It is great to see the new surgery building completed in such a quick time and ready to open to provide high quality health care in Whittle-le-Woods.

“The improved facilities will enable the Whittle GP Surgery to keep up with patient demand following the new housing developments in the area.

“We have listened to resident concerns and actively provided a solution with the delivery of this new surgery development.”

Dr Hem Desai, of Whittle Surgery, said: “Dr Fairhurst and I would like to thank Chorley Council for developing this exciting new surgery.

“This will enable us to continue to offer healthcare to our practice population in a modern fit for purpose environment. We would also like to thank Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP for his support.”

Leading architect, design and masterplanning practice FWP, with offices in Preston, Manchester and London, has a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector.

The group has a successful track record of delivering NHS projects in the North West of England over the last 25 years, including the Berry Lane GP surgery in Longridge, The Park Medical Practice in Ashton, Preston and the Whitegate Drive Health Centre in Blackpool.

FWP has also designed a new specialist family support centre which will be built at St John’s Hospice in Lancaster.

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