Thingwall PCT, Wirral

Client  West Wirral Primary Care Trust

Contractor Mansell Construction Services

Architect Taylor Young Architects

Contract Value  £4.5M

Services Civil & Structural Engineering, Geotechnical & Site Investigation and Drainage Design

The scheme involved the new build construction of a two storey Primary Care Centre that accommodates a GP surgery, consulting rooms, teaching seminar areas, specialist clinics and a pharmacy.

Sustainability was key to achieving planning consent for the project as the building is placed on green belt land. The design of the building was curved and lowered into the ground by two meters to maintain the silhouette of the broad leaf woodland backdrop. Plus, local materials such as natural stone and natural green oak cladding were chosen as they will gradually mellow and harmonise with the surroundings.

The building was designed and constructed to achieve an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM Rating and received the following awards:

  • Green Apple Sustainability Award 2012
  • LRSA Design Award 2012