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Project Overview

Client Hub South East NHS Lothian

Project Value £27.6 million

Key Contact John McDonald – Development Director

Expertise Investments

Sector Healthcare

Timeline April 2016 to October 2017

Location Scotland

Hub South East NHS Lothian

Trio of partnership centres connect communities

Project summary 

Connecting health, social care and council services in the heart of local communities, we were responsible for the design and construction of three 'one-stop-shop' partnership centres in Edinburgh and West Lothian.

Delivered by Hub South East on behalf of NHS Lothian, and its council partners, the £27.6 million capital development project includes an All-Care centre in Pennywell, a Health Centre in Allemuir and a partnership Centre in Blackburn. The modern, flexible community based facilities provide an integrated delivery model for the NHS, Council, Community and Voluntary Sectors.

October 2017


April 2016



project value

The solution 

The trio of modern, high quality facilities have increased accessibility, improved health and delivered a number of community benefits through co-location for each local area. 

Blackburn Partnership Centre: The £7.6m project, completed on time and on budget, supported the relocation if the existing Ashgrove  Medical Practice and teh creation of a health hub, which includes a community health centre and provides podriatry, physiotherapy and dental services The stylish building, which features roof mounted photovoltic panels, also houses council services consisting of a library, employability offices and credit union. 

Allemuir Health Centre: The £7m development provides accomodation for two local GP practcies and a range of primary care services including children's services and mental health support. The various department are centred around a three-storey foyer, which overlooks a landscaped courtyard. Innovatively designed, all waiting areas overlook the central atium space, facilitating orientation and wayfinding while maximising natural light. 

Pennywell All Care Centre: The three-storey Community Health Partnership Centre provides integrated care and enables the co-location of NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council children's services. The £12m flexible facility also accomodates a GP surgery and provides space for community and voluntary organisations.  

"We work with NHS Lothian, the Scottish government and care providers to make sure the right services are in place to support people and this fantastic facility will be of real benefit to local residents"

George Walker Chairman of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board

"Bringing services together in one place will help to improve access for communities throughout Edinburgh and West Lothian and will in turn improve health and quality of life "

Brian Houston Chairman of NHS Lothian

"The development of this new facilities, along with the two other centres across Lothian, will help to bring local services together and make it easier for communities to access them"

Maureen Watt Minister for Health