Another new building is on its way…..
It’s all systems go for the Carlton Medical Practice following the signing of their legal agreements this month. This was all possible following an extensive site search in the densely populated neighbourhood surrounding the surgery, consulting the practice patient group and the local community. The chosen site finally ended up being less than 100 meters 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. Once relocated they 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.
Building works will commence in the summer delivering a BREEAM rated building of ”Excellent”. This will be 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.
Internally the space will centre around the main waiting and reception area which will have an impressive double height, partially glazed roof. Expansion will be possible to the rear of the building offering up to 20% more accommodation thereby future proofing the building for many years to come.
The start of 2012 will herald a new era for the practice which has been serving patients and the community in this part of Bradford for over 100 years.