The site of the new primary care centre is on Frome showground adjacent to Frome Community Hospital. The new building provides 4,500m2 serving the primary health care needs of up to 32,000 patients, and accommodating a local GP surgery, minor surgery suite and training/teaching facility. In addition the building contains a pharmacy, dentist and opticians.
The medical practice, one of the largest in the country, has been designed to provide a series of spaces on a scale to provide a more intimate approach whilst still providing a wide range of services. The new building recreates the ‘joined up’ working relationship and completes the concept of Frome Health Park.
Clarkebond was commissioned as civil, highway and structural engineers in the development of the site, advising and providing design to the site to manage the impact on the ‘public open space’ status of the site developing a building that contributes to its environment as a green, low carbon facility that integrates with its locality and inspires its users.
Services: pre-planning, transportation, flood risk assessment, civil, structural and ground engineering engineering