Erdington Health and Wellbeing Centre
Erdington, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham Primary Care Shared Services Agency (now NHS Property Services)
Once a former job centre, Erdington’s thriving Health and Wellbeing Centre now provides the local community with health advice, GP facilities and sexual health services under one roof on the high street.
Praised for its welcoming feel, the centre is a clear example of how Prime’s healthcare expertise was vital in establishing the project’s feasibility and in planning how a diverse range of services could co-exist.
Working closely with providers to understand their clinical needs, Prime’s healthcare planners were able to draw on their expertise to transform the space into a ‘retail style’ walk-in health advice area and reception on the ground floor, GP surgery on the first floor and a ‘New Attitudes’ sexual health centre on the second floor. In doing so creating an environment accessible and comfortable for a wide range of service users.
Already working with the PCT on a much larger service-planning project, Prime was able to react quickly and build a strong case to qualify for time-limited government funding.
Working together with one of Prime’s most experienced design teams – One Creative Environments Ltd – service providers and users, the project was delivered in just 14 months from consultation to operation.