New GP surgery addresses growing patient demand

A new GP surgery has opened in the Lancashire village of Whittle-le-Woods.

Designed by Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP), Whittle GP surgery near Chorley has 10 consulting rooms and two treatment rooms, along with spacious patient waiting areas and accessible facilities.

The building also has state-of-the-art back-office spaces, along with training rooms and breakout facilities for staff.

The development has replaced the old surgery building which was unable to meet a growing patient demand and had limited car parking.

It has been constructed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability standard and 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 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.”

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