New GP surgery will deliver quality healthcare

Purpose-built primary care centre opens in Lancashire village

The waiting area in the new Whittle GP Surgery, which is now open to patients
The waiting area in the new Whittle GP Surgery, which is now open to patients

A new GP surgery designed by Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) has been handed over to the medical team and is providing high-quality healthcare in a Lancashire village.

The new Whittle GP surgery in Whittle-le-Woods, near Chorley, 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 and breakout facilities for staff.

The development has replaced the old surgery after the practice outgrew its former premises.

It has been constructed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability standard, which assesses buildings on their sustainability levels, and has been awarded an A+ energy performance rating.

The completed development 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, added: “It is great to see the new surgery building completed in such a quick time and ready to open to provide high-quality healthcare 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.”

 

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