A Primary Care Resource Centre shared by GPs and community health services
This new state of the art Primary Care Resource Centre houses a GP surgery: the Harbourside Family Practice and also community health services provided by NHS North Somerset PCT. The three-storey building includes 19 consulting and examination rooms, two treatment rooms, a physiotherapy suite and a gym. In environmental terms it performs well and has been designed to achieve a NEAT (NHS Environmental Assessment Tool) ‘excellent’ rating.
A key design factor was the integration of the two clients: the GPs and the PCT. We have created a central reception and shared waiting area The Minor Surgery suite is shared between the GPs and the PCT and all of the ancillary accommodation such as meeting, training and staff rooms and the library has been situated to facilitate use by both organisations.
The full height reception hall incorporates a beautiful and unusual glass sculpture to bring a calming and healing atmosphere to the space. The spectacular blue glass installation, designed Opus Glass Design, was inspired by the reflections of the water in the nearby Portishead Marina.