Photo left to right – Graeme Hunter, Dr Sian Roberts, Dr Simon Gray, Sheryl Evans, Marcus Longley, Rob James, Dr Nicki Mogford, Dr Bethan Stephens, Dr Jenifer Lewis Jones, Sarah Bradley.
Apollo Capital Projects Development’s new £4m Integrated Primary Care Centre in Mountain Ash commenced on site in December 2019 and is due to open in late 2020. Cwm Taff University Health Board recommenced project boards in 2018 and the project reached financial and legal close in November 2019. The new facility will house all of the GP services for the town of Mountain Ash including, Rhos House, Cynon Vale and Hillcrest Surgeries. In addition the building will house District Nurses and Health Visitors with an intention to offer a 7 day a week service from the facility. The contemporary design by Cardiff based Hatcher Prichard Architects includes a lower level of slate with upper levels in shou sugi ban timber cladding which is an ancient Japanese method of wood preservative by burning the face of the wood.
Rob James, Apollo’s Managing Director who led this scheme said “with the help of enthusiastic stakeholders and an ambitious health board we have managed to get through planning and onto site in less than 15 months and we hope to deliver a completed building in 30 months from the recommencement of project board meetings. This demonstrates that if there is a will there is most certainly a way”. The scheme is being built by Jehu Project Services who are based in Bridgend which continues Apollo’s commitment to local investment with an entirely Cardiff based design team.
Apollo are also working on an exciting art installation at the centre which will be announced in due course.