Summerfield Primary Care Centre
Heath Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust
Despite the challenges of a complex site, Summerfield Primary Care Centre is part of a mixed-use regeneration project within inner-city Birmingham that has provided a much-needed healthcare facility to the area and injected a new lease of life into a once neglected part of the city.
Once thought to be an undevelopable site, which had remained disused for a number of years, Prime and its LIFT partnership, BaS LIFT, worked closely with the landowners, planning authority and healthcare professionals to deliver a solution that would unlock the site. Careful negotiations led to detailed plans for a mixed-use development, comprising a primary care centre, supermarket, residential units and commercial space.
The resulting £11 million centre offers a range of primary care services to more than 16,000 patients, including a baby care clinic, community nursing, physiotherapy, podiatry, phlebotomy and a minor surgery suite. The building is also home to the Asylum Seekers and Refugee Centre for Health, which provides information, advice and medical services from its own dedicated space.
With its striking community-inspired artwork and spacious interiors, the building is bright, welcoming and easy to navigate and a symbol of regeneration to the inner city neighbourhood.
The centre makes an obvious improvement to the local area as you drive into Birmingham. It’s a great example of Prime using its skills and experience to bring people together.”
Ewan Forsyth, Development Director, Prime (UK) Developments Ltd