- Ian Gibson, NHS Stoke on Trent
Set in the heart of a regeneration zone, this landmark three storey centre serves 15,000 patients in one of the country’s most deprived communities.
Delivered by Prime’s Staffordshire LIFT partnership, Prima 200, the £4.5 million integrated primary care centre accommodates three GP practices and offers an extensive range of diagnostic, screening and health education services, along with a number of outpatient clinics to reduce the need for hospital visits.
Located on the site of a former pottery factory and adjacent to a section of the Caldon canal, Prime worked closely with British Waterways, Stoke City Council, the local community and regeneration agency, RENEW North Staffordshire to deliver a scheme that would embrace the canal-side setting. Following detailed consultation, the building has not only improved access to local health and social care services but has incorporated the waterway into the scheme, creating an attractive public open space and restoring confidence in Shelton’s wider regeneration.