Hanley Health and Wellbeing Centre
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
NHS Stoke on Trent
Public sector capital
As part of a £4 million Government cash injection to tackle deprivation and a shortage of GPs in the Potteries area, this innovative scheme has seen the transformation of a former Hanley bank into a one-stop health centre.
The refurbishment completed by the Staffordshire LIFTCo, Prima 200, has created a welcoming, modern space to encourage take-up of the new walk-in facility, while incorporating a ‘shop-front’ exterior to enable the centre to sit comfortably within its high street location.
The vibrant, red interior design scheme creates a less clinical feel for patients, with the building’s flexible layout accommodating a wide range of health and social care services, including GP and nurse treatment, physiotherapy, counselling, healthcare and phlebotomy. The centre opens 8am – 8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year and offers anyone medical advice and consultation without the need to register with a GP at the centre and without an appointment.
This new scheme required a whole new approach. The intelligent design and careful organisation meant that the job was completed with very low stress levels and the result was absolutely fantastic.”
Michelle Urwin, Senior Project Manager (LIFT) – Premises Development Team, NHS Stoke-on-Trent