2nd Aug 2017

Client Objectives

  • Provide modern, high-quality premises for village medical practice in suburban location, providing more space and significantly improved clinical, patient and staff facilities
  • Enable the practice to continue to operate while the redevelopment took place on the site

Development Solution

  • Modern building providing a step change in terms of space, clinical standards and patient and staff environment
  • Development work completed in two phases allowing the practice to remain in its existing location while the new premises were built on the extended site
  • Ground-floor clinical accommodation
  • The modern practice building provides three-and-a-half times more space than the previous building, built in the late 1940s
  • Apollo commissioned graphic art and signage featuring local landmarks such as the Forth and Clyde Canal and River Clyde to give the premises a sense of place within the community
  • A montage of artefacts from the old practice building is displayed on the wall of the new premises as a reminder of its past history


The quality of workmanship throughout the new surgery was superb. Only high-quality materials were used and completion involved thoughtful, tasteful, decorative artwork portraying scenes of local interest.
Dr Donald G Wallace, Old Kilpatrick Medical Practice


Project type: Development of enlarged, modern premises for long-established GP practice at its existing site

Project value:  £1.2m

Size: 650 sq m;
4 GPs;
5,000 patients

38 weeks (phase 1);
16 weeks (phase 2)

Client / occupiers:
Old Kilpatrick Medical Practice

4th May 2017

Client Objectives

  • Create modern healthcare premises for medical practice which has served the local community since 1941
  • Deliver state-of-the-art medical centre to regenerate former industrial site and celebrate its past

Development Solution

  • High-quality building bringing new life to redundant brownfield site
  • Successful delivery of scheme at only available location. Site assembly involving multiple planning applications and a landmark Lands Tribunal case
  • Apollo, which specialises in the development, investment and management of primary healthcare premises, also developed a new regional office on the site
  • Apollo joined forces with local charity Bullwood and local craftsman Paul Hodgkiss to enable timber from trees on the site to be made into beautifully crafted waiting room benches, reception desks and storage
  • The galvanized fence and a wooden sculpture made from a railway sleeper reference the site’s former identity as a galvanizing works and railway goods yard.
  • Reception area artwork reflects the history of this long-established medical practice and its staff
  • Building opened by Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister for Scotland, in December 2011
  • BREEAM ‘Excellent’ energy-efficient building
  • EPC rating ‘8’


We are very fortunate and grateful to have been provided with such a wonderful building which is light and spacious and finished to such a high standard, incorporating lots of features of local history in its design.
Dr Ron Wolfe, Rutland Surgery

The new building Will help enable the practice to deliver high-quality, safe services to their patients, while also ensuring improved access to primary care services.
Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister for Scotland


Proiect type: Creation of modern purpose-built premises for community-focused medical practice on a city centre, brownfield site

Project value: £1 .3m

Size: 505 sq m;
3 GPs;
3,500 patients

Delivery: 47 weeks

Rutland Surgery;
Apollo Capital Projects