Apollo Capital Projects are delighted to report that the SA1 Primary Care Resource Centre development has received full planning consent by the City and County of Swansea Council. This 3,300 sqm resource centre will become Swansea”s largest primary care facility and one of the largest in Wales. It is located within the prestigious SA1 development on a prominent position on the primary gateway to the site. The cutting edge design maintains the high quality of the architecture on SA1. Completed schemes on SA1 house occupiers such as the Vehicle Inspectorate, the National Insolvency Service, Tesco, Premier Inn, Village Hotels and Admiral Insurance who have their HQ at SA1. The plan is to develop up to 2,000 new residences at SA1 with a mix of family homes, apartments and retirement flats.
The new centre will become the home of a number of local surgeries, including the Tawe Medical Centre, Port Tennant Surgery and the Eastside Dental Centre. It will also be used by ABM University Health Board and the Swansea University School of Medicine.
(The images above show the Reception Area, the South Elevation ”cut outs” and the Atrium Bridge).
The £7m development was given the backing of the Welsh Assembly Government and Health Minister Edwina Hart in June 2010. The granting of planning permission by the local authority is another significant step leading to commencement on site.
Win Griffiths, ABM”s Chairman said:
“This is a flagship development for Swansea and will offer patients a purpose-built, high quality Primary Care Resource Centre. The support we have received from the Welsh Assembly Government and the City and County of Swansea has been vital in getting this scheme off the ground.”
Chris Jones, ABM”s Swansea Locality Director said:
“I am absolutely delighted that we are now able to go ahead with this exciting project. It will offer a modern state-of-the-art environment for the patients in Port Tennant and St Thomas, and other parts of the east side of Swansea.
In ABM we are redesigning health services to bring more of them closer to the community. There will be services available at this new centre which traditionally patients would have had to go to Morrison or Singleton hospitals to receive. In future, these services will be on their doorstep.”
Rob James, Apollo”s Procurement Director and Project Manager for the scheme said:
“We are delighted to have reached a significant milestone in this exciting project. The mix of user groups is quite unique and it has been a pleasure working with them all to assemble the scheme and reach this point.”
Work is due to start in the summer of 2011 and completed in the autumn of 2012.