22nd Mar 2017

Client Objectives:

  • Consolidate two merging GP Practice into single site solution
  • Identify and secure a suitable site within close proximity of existing surgeries
  • Guide Practice through NHS Approvals
  • Minimise financial risk to Practice and flexible lease arrangement
  • Deliver an energy efficient building that would minimise Practice running costs
  • Create a facility that would aid Practice with GP training and recruitment
  • Community engagement through project

Development Solution:

Site Solution – Prominent site secured from Local Authority and located within 300 yards from existing surgery premises. The money received from site enabled the Local Authority to invest in Sheltered Accommodation project for vulnerable families

Approvals – Led with Land acquisition from Local Authority, NHS Approvals process including engagement with Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England with Business Case writing and submission, NHS rent negotiations and technical approvals

Finance – A challenging project which was developed project at risk requiring no financial input from Practice

Legal – DV Approved TIR lease arrangement.
Landlord retaining responsibility for repairing building fabric and building insurance.
Lease facilitates succession with new and retiring partners.
Rent charged under lease fully reimbursed under NHS.
Premises Direction rules.
Practice able to make internal alterations and sub-let rooms.

Sustainability – Building designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent standard

Reducing running costs – Inclusion of electric car charging points and Solar PV with Feed In Tariff payment income assigned [gifted] to Practice

Design – Modern contemporary design with flexible clinical zones allowing Practice open and close parts of the building depending on demand

Service Led Facility – Minor Operations Suite Triage Suite for on the day appointments
Seminar Suite and GP Training Facilities providing training resource for wider CCG initiatives
Visiting clinician suites to allow Practice Patients to benefit from a more diverse range of services
Out of Hours Suite for 7 day access Pharmacy

Community Engagement – Achieved via Arts Project including Practice Patient Group, Schools and Local Authority


Project Type: Project delivered for the largest GP Practice in Suffolk

Modern purpose built Medical Centre incorporating GP Training Centre of Excellence, Triage Suite and Integrated Pharmacy

Project Value: £6m

Size: 2,050 sq m
14 GPs
25,000 Patients
150 sqm Pharmacy

Delivery: 54 weeks

4th May 2017

Client Objectives

  • Relocate as close as possible to the existing surgery into larger, fully compliant and energy-efficient accommodation
  • Create a building capable of being easily extended with minimal disruption to patient services
  • Enable the provision of an integrated pharmacy business

Development Solution

  • Modern building adjacent to the former surgery and in accessible edge-of-city-centre location on a main road
  • Regeneration of redundant, council-owned site
  • Split waiting areas over two floors
  • Building can be extended without difficulty
  • Roof-mounted photovoltaic panels resulting in reduced operating costs
  • Naturally ventilated building
  • Integral new pharmacy business


Our thanks to Apollo for providing such a high-quality, well designed building which we feel sure will enable us to provide quality primary care services for Our patients and the local community.
We are particularly impressed with the eco-friendly features of the building and the high-quality finish. The new medical centre has an outstanding profile on the main Otley Road and has been designed internally to provide an excellent working environment for our team. We particularly appreciate Apollo’s attention to detail which makes all the difference between a purely functional and a very attractive building.
Dr Wendy Leedham, GP partner

The practice selected Apollo as our development partner for our new premises based on the high quality and individual design element of their buildings and we haven‘t been disappointed. Our new medical centre is as attractive as it is functional. The building has been tailored to support the way that we deliver primary care services and Apollo were very responsive to our requirements; specifically the space to provide open access for our patients and the desire to avoid isolated working. We now have an impressive building which has cleverly maximised natural light and promotes a feeling of spaciousness. The new medical centre enables Farrow Medical Centre and now also Farrow Pharmacy to continue the 60-year legacy originally founded by Dr Stefan Farrow of providing quality,‘patient-focused healthcare in the Otley Road area of Bradford.
Fiona Reid, practice manager


Project type: Relocation of long-established medical practice into purpose-built, energy-efficient premises

Project Value: £2.25m

Size: 820 sq m;
6 GPs;
6,000 patients

Delivery: 40 weeks

Farrow Medical Centre;
Farrow Pharmacy

12th Sep 2018

Client Objectives

  • Identify and secure a suitable site in the North West of the UK to facilitate expansion of clients service delivery within the North of the UK.
  • Secure development site close to local amenities.
  • Delivery of project within an agreed financial envelope.
  • Delivery of project over an 18 month period from appointment to handover of new facility.
  • Transfer development risk to Apollo minimising financial exposure to client during development period.
  • Creation of a high quality professional work and clinical environment whilst retaining core requirement of creating a homely patient environment to facilitate training activity of the service provider.

Development Solution

  • Accessible site secured in North West Manchester, located close to urban centre and key local amenities.
  • High quality building providing a mix of training, office and support spaces together with bedrooms and en-suite facilities.
  • Roof mounted photo-voltaic system with end user benefitting by way of reduced running costs.
  • Highly sustainable design and systems
  • Safe and secure environment for staff, clients and visitors including on-site parking facilities.
  • Flexible lease arrangements


Apollo continues to be an important development partner for Primary Health Properties, and Manchester is the latest example of first-class property development. The facility expands one of our existing centres, attracting one of the largest International private healthcare providers to the site to run out-of-hospital services within the community. The teams tenacity, attention to detail and passion for producing an excellent product really shows and we are pleased to welcome another great building into our portfolio.
Alastair Barlow, Primary Healthcare Properties


Project type: Creation of a residential training facility for leading dialysis training provider.

Project value: £1 .5m

Size: 500 sq m;

Delivery: 18 months from appointment to handover

Primary Healthcare Properties;
Baxter Healthcare UK

4th May 2017

Client Objectives

  • Create modern healthcare premises for medical practice which has been established in this densely populated area of Bradford for more than 60 years
  • Provide energy-efficient, purpose-built health centre with state-of-the-art facilities for patients and staff

Development Solution

  • Striking two-storey building with a rear 22-space car park and integrated pharmacy
  • Regeneration of derelict urban site
  • Clinical rooms over both floors accessed from the central atrium
  • Double-height waiting space bathed with natural light and warmth from central roof light
  • Rainbow glass balustrade incorporating feature lighting which radiates changing coloured patterns on to the waiting room walls
  • Artwork created by community art project with local primary school on display in the clinical corridors
  • BREEAM ‘Excellent’ energy-efficient building
  • EPC rating ‘B’
  • Energy-saving features including photovoltaic roof panels, light sensors and natural ventilation


We have quickly seen benefits in terms of an infinitely improved working environment and attracting a significant number of new patients who, together with existing patients, couldn’t be more impressed with their new health centre.
Dr Andy Booth

This stunning development provides 21 st century facilities for the local community right on their doorstep.
Graham Symonds, Business manager

Staff really enjoy the space and light. Everything is bright and somehow lifts the spirits.
Dr Gabi Braun


Project type: New purpose-built health centre, built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard, for established GP practice

Project value: £2m

Size: 850 sq m;
3 GPs;
6,000 patients

Delivery: 43 weeks

Carlton Medical Practice;
Girlington Pharmacy

31st Aug 2017

Client Objectives

  • Redevelop site in the heart of Shipley town centre to create larger, purpose-built health centre serving the local area and wider north Bradford community.
  • Enable the medical practice to remain open during the construction programme.

Development Solution

  • Creation of modern three-storey building.
  • Apollo Medical secured temporary accommodation for both the centre’s clinical services and its support staff making it possible for the redevelopment to go ahead.
  • EPC rating ‘B’.
  • Clinical services over two floors.
  • Minor surgery suite.
  • Meeting room suite for external use.
  • Self-contained ground-floor clinical suite.
  • Shared staff and meeting room accommodation with outside space.


We feel very fortunate to have these wonderful facilities and in having all our staff together on one site. It will provide us with the space we need to expand our services and we will be considering how best to use it for real benefits to our communities in the future.
Paula Guiry, Practice Manager, Shipley Medical Practice


Project type: Redevelopment of the existing PCT-owned health centre to provide brand-new, purpose-built facilities

Project value: £7.5m

2,600 sq m;
8,000 patients

Delivery: 56 weeks

Client / occupiers:
Shipley Medical Practice;
Local Community Partnerships;
NHS Dental Services;
Rowlands Pharmacy

29th Apr 2017

Client Objectives

  • Create purpose-built town centre premises for the two GP practices each seeking to move from their existing premises to more modern accommodation
  • Deliver a high-quality building which would enable each practice to retain its own identity and which would also complement and enhance the existing townscape

Development Solution

  • Three-storey, modern building in the centre of the town
  • Regeneration of underused town centre site leading to improved facilities for Algernon Firth Park
  • Successful co-location of the two GP practices which operate from separate floors while sharing staff and administration accommodation
  • Colour palettes and interior design features ensure each practice keeps its own identity
  • Energy-efficient underfloor heating system using an air source heat pump which minimises power usage and reduces the buildings carbon footprint
  • Apollo commissioned a local artist to produce a piece of artwork celebrating the site’s history. Developed in consultation with the Council and local historians, the resulting stainless steel sculpture of a cascading roll of carpet over the main entrance references the local areas status as a centre for carpet manufacturing.


Throughout the planning and building process we have been impressed by the willingness of Apollo to listen to our requirements and incorporate them whenever possible. The resulting iconic building is of a high quality, a landmark for healthcare in the town, and one which provides an inspiring environment for both staff and patients.
Dr Jim Lee, Undercliffe Surgery

The Apollo team were very professional in their approach throughout with a can do attitude and attention to the detail. The end result is a magnificent primary care building serving the local community for many years to come.
Dr David Kelly, Brookroyd Surgery


Project type: Relocation of two established GP practices to a modern, purpose-built primary care centre in the heart of Heckmondwike

Project value: £5.25m

1,800 sq m;
12 GPs;
20,000 patients

Delivery: 50 weeks

Client / occupiers:
Brookroyd Surgery;
Undercliffe Surgery;
Rowlands Pharmacy;
Locala Community Partnerships

29th Apr 2017

Client Objectives

  • Create purpose-built new premises allowing the practice to expand its services
  • Deliver improved surroundings, parking and access for patients and staff

Development Solution

  • Rural setting next to a conservation area with stunning views over the Ryburn Valley
  • Distinctive natural stone building with 30 parking spaces
  • Regeneration of redundant care home site opposite the former surgery premises
  • Built as part of a mixed use development, including 12 affordable homes and a new access road
  • 14 clinical rooms including a minor surgery room
  • Double-height octagonal waiting area with glass top light
  • Bespoke mobile commissioned with an Arts Council England grant and funding from Apollo hangs centrally in the waiting space. The artist was inspired by local school pupils’ and older residents’ reflections on the river Ryburn and by the medicinal qualities of plants
  • EPC rating ‘B’
  • An air source heat pump linked to the underfloor heating helps reduce energy demand


Our dream to have a new surgery finally became a reality. We have enjoyed a good relationship with Apollo who have masterminded the development.”
Dr Louise Knowles



Project type: Energy-efficient modern surgery built as part of a mixed-use development

Project value: £3.25m

1,200 sq m;
7 GPs;
10,000 patients

Delivery: 25 weeks

Client / occupiers:
Brig Royd Surgery;
Ryburn Pharmacy;
Community Services