Integrated Health and Social Care Centre
A two storey health and social care centre developed to meet current and future health challenges
This two storey development is constructed within the grounds of the existing Brynhyfryd Care Home site in Builth Wells and develops an integrated health and social care centre incorporating 12 additional en-suite bedrooms (36 bedrooms in total), GP Practice, Podiatry, dental facilities and a new multi-use community space. In order to facilitate delivery of an Integrated Health and Social Care service for the community of Builth Wells, Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board have worked together with local stakeholders to develop a new model of health and social care.
This new model will replace current services that are unable to meet current and future challenges in the need for health and social care for the local population. The existing Brynhyfryd Care Home site had been identified as being suitable to implement the new model through the development of the site and expansion of the existing care home facility.
The design followed a thorough and effective consultation process and reflects the aspirations of both building users and members of the local community. An AEDET review was carried out with users.
The extension building complements the existing building whilst enhancing the façade with subtle material selections. The elevations are domestic in scale and all materials and their proportions helped to achieve a compliant BRE green guide rating and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. The development achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ as a requirement of the funding agreement with the Welsh Government. As a public building, the highest standards of sustainability have been met and the introduction of features such as photo voltaic (PVs) and biomass boilers ensures that the building is both sustainable and achieves value for money.