Deacon + Richardson Architects have an exciting opportunity to create a cutting-edge Primary Care Medical Centre and an associated car park in Bexhill-on-Sea. As a result, this three-storey modern facility will house three local surgeries currently operating from outdated premises that don’t meet the needs of their expanding patient base.
The project benefits from a strategic, accessible location; furthermore, excellent public transport makes sustainable transportation practical for staff and patients. Additionally, it will be adjacent to an upcoming NHS diagnostic building, significantly enhancing the area’s healthcare provision.
From the start, Deacon + Richardson Architects have prioritised stakeholder engagement. We actively consulted with healthcare professionals, including doctors, and the Independent Care Board (ICB) for valuable insights. Thanks to this collaborative approach, the current design is significantly influenced, aligning it with end-users’ needs and preferences.
At the core of the design is a spacious atrium serving as a shared public lobby, effectively simplifying patient navigation. Moreover, the facility maximizes natural light, even in corridors leading to consulting rooms, creating a welcoming atmosphere and promoting well-being.
We selected the proposed materials for their tactile qualities and exceptional durability. Notably, the building will feature a pale multi-stock brick with sections of contrasting white and grey brick. Stack-bonded soldier coursing will adorn parapets and various windows for architectural interest.
The building will attain an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating under the BRE’s environmental assessment method. This will be achieved through the development of a super efficient external envelope and the use of sustainably sourced materials. In addition, the building services will incorporate environmental technologies, such as heat pumps and solar panels.
Deacon + Richardson Architects’ commitment to thoughtful design, sustainability, and community engagement ensures that the new Primary Care Medical Centre will meet the highest healthcare delivery standards and seamlessly integrate with the surrounding environment.
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