brp architects are pleased to announce their new build medical centre primary care building at Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire: Lytham Primary Care Centre has been awarded the RIBA Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Design Award for 2010 at the recent annual awards ceremony.
Initial submissions of projects from throughout the country were made by architects based in the two counties, then a short-listing for the final award. Another brp architects designed primary care scheme also made the final three on the shortlist: New build medical centre – The Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health went on to receive a Highly Commended. This scheme was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales, and had been previously recognised in the RIBA East Midlands Awards last year.
The award winning scheme at Lytham was the culmination of a long association between brp architects and North Lancashire Primary Care Trust (formerly Lytham Primary Care Trust), with the project being developed by MedicX Ltd, a primary care developer with offices and projects throughout the UK.
The scheme origins were based around a PCT strategy for the redevelopment of the prominent Victorian Lytham Hospital site which was to be cleared leaving a single clinic retained to make space for the new building, and consists of two GP surgeries, diagnostics and x-ray, treatment and teaching facilities, plus a dramatic atrium space with pharmacy and cafe. Built over three floors at 4500sq.m the project also included infrastructure for retained hospital building, extensive external works for the whole site and a health port for mobile scanners etc.
Based in Market Harborough, brp architects are in their 32nd year and have a national reputation for primary care design with a significant ongoing workload in the sector for numerous market leading 3PD developers, Primary Care Trusts, and direct for GPs. With a history of around one hundred medical projects brp architects continue to work nationwide on schemes that vary in scale from small deanery funded extension work, up to large multi occupier centres of up to 6000sqm.
As well as primary care, brp architects have extensive experience in residential projects including extra care housing, social housing and private developments, again with a widespread client base and ongoing workload, plus a portfolio of projects including commercial, conservation and master planning both regional and throughout the country.