Named as the ‘Best Out-Of-Hospital Care Facility Design’ at the ‘Building Better Healthcare Awards’, the Barrhead Health and Care Centre is an innovative multi-purpose community facility providing a broad spectrum of integrated primary health and social care services. The £11.3 million mixed-use centre, with a 5700m2 gross floor footprint, achieved significant net savings of over £90k courtesy of a robust waste reduction strategy and the promotion of sustainability measures throughout its 18-month construction.
A desire to exceed expectations throughout the 18-month design and construction process, ensured the development of a one-stop healthcare and social services facility that delivers exemplary care to the town’s young and old alike.
The centre now accommodates three GP practices, two dental surgeries, a clinical zone designed to protect privacy and confidentiality, and a plethora of physical and emotional well-being services, from adult mental health to podiatry, under one welcoming and vibrant multi-use space.
Elderly daycare facilities, with easy access for wheelchair users, the provision of 150 car parking spaces and a minibus bay represent further components of this community hub. Indeed, echoing the community ethos at the heart of the centre’s functionality, we employed 15 apprentices on site, commissioned Glasgow based subcontractors and utilised four local labourers who even supported the refurbishment of a charity shop within the vicinity in their own time.
"We were very happy with GRAHAM Construction’s performance at Barrhead. The quality of work is very good throughout and the follow-up to any defects issues was excellent. There were a number of client-led, significant changes to brief during construction, which were diligently included in the works"