Greenock is the largest town within Inverclyde, and like much of the West of Scotland, is characterised by persistent socio-economic deprivation and poor health outcomes. The current facilities at Greenock Health Centre are of poor quality and are seen as unwelcoming. At present, Greenock Health Centre is considered unable to accommodate the new ways of working afforded by multidisciplinary team approaches, in terms of layout, spatial relationships and general fabric. The building is the base for five GP practices serving a population of 29,066, and was designed almost 40 years ago. The population and expectations have changed significantly since it was built, and the centre is no longer fit for purpose. It is of poor fabric, is functionally unsuitable and does not have the space to deliver services that can and should be expected from a modernised National Health Service.
The future development will seek to preserve the positives of the Greenock Health Centre while addressing the negatives. The options under consideration have included refurbishing, upgrading or expanding the existing facilities. Following a review, the construction of a new-build Health Centre was identified as the best option. The new facility would bring together the key supports from a range of professions to tackle health inequalities, improve health and contribute to social regeneration.
|About this development|
|Project||Greenock Health Centre|
|Client Body||NHS GG&C|
|Delivery Team||Hoskins Architects|
|Development Types||Acute, Children’s and Young people’s services, Mental Health, Dental Care|
|Procurement Type||Design Build Finance Maintain (DBFM)|
|Design Statement||Greenock Health Centre|