Newton Drive Health Centre, Blackpool

November 14, 2011 12:49 pm

brp architects are proud to publicise the newest addition to our extensive and exceptional portfolio, the recently completed Newton Drive Health Centre, Blackpool.

Newton Drive, Blackpool Health Centre - Waiting area photo

Newton Drive, Blackpool Health Centre – Waiting area photo

The £2.4M, three storey, health centre with its 1750m2 footprint provides the local and wider community with urgently required modernised and updated accommodation for the GPs and Blackpool PCT, including:

  • General GP & Nursing Rooms
  • Treatment suite
  • Pharmacy
  • Dental Suite including Training Facilities.

These are housed in a statement building, which is both striking as well as sympathetic to its surroundings. This is achieved by balance in the buildings form and material palette.The interplay of the building’s forms creates a view that dynamically alters as you approach and transverse the building. This is seen most dramatically in the interaction of the angles of the two sloped roofs with their skewed axis’s, windows puncturing of the facade and by the protrusion of brickwork panels.

Newton Drive, Blackpool Health Centre - External photo

Newton Drive, Blackpool Health Centre – External photo

The ideas generated by the building’s form are extended and strengthened by the use, and juxtaposition, of the building’s material palette.  The use of Ravenhead red brick is responsive to its context and surrounding buildings whilst the buff brick and Muno Ivory render provide the building with a contemporary feeling.This quality of ideas is carried through and synthesized to the internal space with the crisp clean angles of the walls and ceilings humanised with warm finishes colours and the influx of natural light from the curtain walling which extends the full height of the double height atrium space.

As hoped feedback from all users has been wholly positive and another successful project has been delivered which we hope the doctors will enjoy for many years to come.

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