Heaton Road Surgery
Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Local GP practice
The original Heaton Road Surgery was located within a converted house, with treatment rooms on the first floor but no lift to service them.
Their expanding patient list also meant that larger premises were needed but land was scarce in this up-and-coming urban student area.
Through the local council, Prime located an old Victorian swimming baths. The site was ideally located but its tight position in the middle of a residential area meant choosing the right design and construction processes was crucial. The original building needed to be demolished, the pool itself backfilled and bespoke foundations engineered to allow for the inevitable settlement.
The new building offers a consolidation of GP services including health education, minor surgery, community nursing and a training practice. With off-road parking and positioned on a major bus route, it is also accessible for more members of the community.