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Sustainable health centre set to open

A fabric-first approach has helped to increase the energy efficiency of a recently-completed new medical centre in Rochdale.

Caddick Construction has handed over Milnrow & Newhey Medical Centre, which is operator United Healthcare Development’s most-sustainable healthcare facility to date. Earning a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ sustainability rating, the new facility has an integrated ventilation system and will be net zero in operation. Spanning a floorprint of over 4,470sq m, the three-storey building has rooms for consultation, examination, treatment, and meetings. 

The work also included development of a secure car park for staff, patients, and visitors; a paved area; and new lighting and landscaping to create a high-quality outside space. Paul Dodsworth, construction group managing director at Caddick, said: “Ensuring that sustainability is implemented throughout our operations, from design and build right through to the supply chain, is really important to us, which is why we’re aiming to become a net-zero business by 2040 and are committed to embedding environmental sustainability specification into all of the projects we work on.“The Milnrow & Newhey Medical centre brings a fantastic facility for the community and it is with testament to our expert team and the vision from United Healthcare Developments that we were able to bring this build to the community with a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating.”

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