Shropshire Council this week approved detailed plans for a new single storey surgery for the Worthen Medical Practice. The architectural style of the building respects the rural setting of the site being on the edge of the village and adjacent to the village Primary School.
The building fabric will be a mixture of sustainable timber cladding with modern crisp white render under a pitched roof. The full height windows will allow maximum use of natural daylight throughout the building and also allow the visitors and staff to benefit from the views out across the open countryside. The existing road side hedge will be replaced and extended around the site enhancing the rural environment.
The building will be constructed to a Breeam Very Good rating with an Excellent rating for energy efficiency. This will be achieved by providing photovoltaic panels on the roof and an Air Source Heat pump to serve the underfloor heating throughout the building.
The 465m2 building is capable of extending within the site area offering future flexibility as well as additional car parking if required. The Practice will have significantly more space than their existing surgery which forms part of the Village Hall. This will include 3 consulting rooms and 2 treatment rooms together with a large meeting/training room.
Construction work is scheduled to commence later this year with an early summer completion next year.