Craignair Health Centre, Dalbeattie

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A new build healthcare centre in Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway. The building replaces the existing facilities of the local GP Practice, whose premises were deemed no longer fit for purpose.

The new facility provides seven consulting rooms, two treatment rooms, podiatry room, orthoptist consulting room, administrative, FM and staff spaces, operational bases for community nurses and health visitors and storage rooms. The staff room is also available out of hours for community use.

Double height spaces have been formed in the waiting area and staff/community room. These are used alongside curtain walling and rooflights, to provide light and airy volumes, which enhances the user experience of the building.

Materials have been kept to a simple palette to reflect the context of the town. The form of the building expresses gables at a change of direction. This allows the building to deliver the required services and tie in closely with the town context scale and form.

Heating is provided by a biomass boiler burning wood pellets. Lighting throughout the building is installed as LED to minimise electricity consumption and future maintenance. The facility aims to achieve BREEAM Excellent.

For further details of the project download the full case study via the link in the resources section to the right.

About this development
Project Craignair Health Centre, Dalbeattie
Location Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
Client Body NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Delivery Team  Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd, Anderson Bell + Christie Architects, Arup, Hulley & Kirkwood
Value £2.2 million (including site, enabling works, furniture & equipment, adviser fees & VAT)
Procurement Type Hub South West
Opening Date August 2014
Development Types Support services, Primary care, Outpatient care
Project Summary Craignair Health Centre, Dalbeattie (PDF)
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