Apollo Capital Projects was appointed by Swansea LHB and the Practice to provide a new integrated Primary Care Centre for Clydach. A site was identiﬁed in the centre of the community and Apollo took the project through a rigorous design process including AEDET, NEAT, Design Commission and Planning.The scheme was given Welsh Assembly Approval and was the first to go through the Design for Life process.
This new 2 storey building extending to 1,700 sqm is of contemporary design while using local materials. The Cwm Nant Lleici Stone on the elevations was quarried only 3 miles away in Pontardawe and the art work internally was made by the local school children and an artist from Pembrokeshire. The project took 34 months from inception to completion with construction taking 10 months. Clydach Primary Care Centre was opened to the public in April 2009.
- Deliver a new integrated primary care centre for Clydach
- Locate the new premises in the heart of the community
- Modern two-storey premises
- Approved by the Welsh Assembly Government. The scheme was the first to go through the Designed for Life process
- Separate clinical wings including a Chronic Disease Management suite
- Minor operations room
- Accommodation for Trust therapies and community staff
- Community engagement through commissioning of public artwork by local school pupils and Wales-based artist
- Contemporary design incorporating local materials. Elevations use natural stone quarried three miles away
I have monitored a series of new primary care centres over the last few years in south Wales and I will say that this is by far the best.
Steven Knott MRICS, monitoring surveyor for the practice