Packmoor Primary Care Centre
Packmoor, United Kingdom
NHS Stoke on Trent and a GP practice
The residents of Packmoor were excited when the PCT decided to set up a brand new general practice in their village, so much so 600 new patients registered within the first month of opening.
But as they were operating from temporary buildings permanent accommodation was an urgent necessity which is where the Prime team, working on behalf of the local LIFTCo, Prima 200, were able to help by creating a bespoke centre for the whole community.
The design of the new single storey building is based on an L shaped plan – one wing being dedicated to clinical services and the other to administration. Reception is located where the two wings meet and is the one part of the building which is double height. This, along with the use of extensive glazing, gives the entrance and waiting areas a spacious feel. Red brick exteriors echo the local vernacular while a gull-wing roof at high level provides a distinctive modernist feature.
We had a really good relationship with the Prima 200 team. They were very good, answered all our questions and always attended the operational meetings. We continued to have meetings during the build period and they kept us updated with all that was going on.”
Packmoor Primary Care Centre Practice Manager, Fran Wilshaw