Health centre at Catterick Garrison designed with carbon efficiency at its core
A formal planning application has been submitted for the development of a first-of-its-kind Integrated Care Campus at Catterick Garrison.
A joint venture between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the NHS, the new facility, which is due to complete in autumn 2024 subject to Full Business Case approval, will enhance healthcare provision for garrison residents and those in the surrounding Richmondshire areas by bringing a range of health and social care services together under one roof in a purpose-built facility.
When complete, the building will house dedicated space for local GP services, community services such as paediatrics, adult and child mental health and physiotherapy, as well as providing external parking and landscaped green areas.
Following the appointment of Tilbury Douglas to deliver the design and build of the new campus, the project team, including design partners, BDP Architects; and planners, WSP and Hoare Lea, has engaged with many of the project’s stakeholders to finalise the concept designs, develop the scale drawings, and complete the formal planning application.
Net zero standards
Designed to meet the latest Building Regulation, NHS, and MoD Primary Healthcare standards, the new Integrated Care Campus aims to be one of the first facilities of this scale in the area to meet Net Zero Carbon (NZC) standards and achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating under the Defence Related Evaluation Assessment Methodology (DREAM) design standard.
Designed with climate resilience in mind, the building will feature green technology such as low-energy lighting, intelligent Building Management Systems, Electric Vehicle Charging Points, and roof-mounted photovoltaic panels.
The concept designs really show just how fantastic this new building will be, and the feedback we’ve received during our public consultation events has been overwhelmingly positive
Throughout the design period, members of the Tilbury Douglas project team, with representatives from BDP Architects, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, MoD, and NHS have liaised with a range of project stakeholders through public engagement events.
These events provided an opportunity for potential service users to view the designs and give their feedback on the scheme.
Enabling works are now beginning to prepare the site for the start of construction in spring 2023, commencing with site surveys, the removal of asbestos, and the diversion of existing services from the area to make the site safe for construction work to begin.
Benefiting the community
Shaun Paramor, project director at Tilbury Douglas, said: “We’re so pleased to be able to deliver the design and construction of the new Integrated Care Campus, which will benefit the local community for many years to come.
“The submission of the formal planning application, which has been seamlessly co-ordinated by our design partners, BDP Architects, and planners, is a major milestone for the project and the whole team involved.
“The concept designs really show just how fantastic this new building will be, and the feedback we’ve received during our public consultation events has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Our focus is now on the enabling works to ensure the site is fully prepared for the start of construction early next year.”