The new Girlington Health Centre will open its doors to patients on Monday 29th October - only 100 metres from the existing surgery, an end of terrace former residential property, which was no longer suitable for the delivery of modern healthcare services.
The new 800m2 surgery building, designed by local architects Pearce Bottomley, has a very contemporary design with crisp detailing offering bright, spacious and flexible accommodation over two floors.
Carlton Medical Practice is a four GP practice serving 6,000 patients in a community just to the north west of Bradford city centre and close to the Bradford Royal Infirmary. In the new facility patients and staff will benefit from 7 consulting rooms, a treatment room and a multi purpose health education room suitable for a variety of uses and services. Additionally there will be a pharmacy within the building operated by Lloyds.
The new construction was accredited as a BREEAM rated building of 'Excellent'. This was achieved by sourcing as many materials as possible locally, using natural ventilation and daylight, and a combination of underfloor and conventional radiators powered by a combined heat and power unit; these will all combine to reduce the carbon footprint and provide savings to the energy demands of the building.