Newton Place Surgery
Newton Place Surgery is a project to extend the existing NHS GP practice to keep up with future demands.
Like many practices within the NHS North Kent Coast CCG, Newton Place Surgery find itself under continuing pressure to keep up with the increasing demand on its vital services.
Urban & Rural have worked with the practice’s partnership and facilities representatives from the NHS, and the project QS to define a working brief on how best to extend the existing premises.
The site is on a tight town centre location, within a conservation area.
The proposed scheme has been designed to harmoniously extend the existing surgery without the building looking as though it has been extended and to allow the practice to run and operate throughout the build.
One of the key components to the potential success of the scheme is to design the proposed layout to maximise the practice’s notional rent from the NHS. This then informs the borrowing ability of the practice to then inform the proposed build cost and thus the scope of works.
The scheme is fully compliant with the NHS’s Health Building Note, HBN design guidance for healthcare buildings.
The completed project will provide an additional treatment rooms, minor operation services, pharmacy and an urgent care service; releasing much needed pressure on our hospitals’ A&E departments.