Gnossal Medical Centre & Surgery
TKR is just what the doctor ordered
This brand new purpose built medical centre supplies all primary care facilities to patients within Gnosall and the surrounding community in Staffordshire. As well as offering expanded nursing services, a physiotherapy department, pharmacy and a dental practice, the centre also offers improved facilities for chiropody, audiology, scanning and minor surgery.
Designed and built by main contractors David McLean, the £4 million, 1,714 square metre building is over four times the size of the GP surgery it replaced and therefore has substantial electrical and heating and ventilation requirements across the different healthcare facilities.
TKR were responsible for the full design and development of all mechanical and electrical services required to meet the extensive specification.
The HVAC system included boilers, pumps, boosters, storage tanks and radiators. Other climate control features installed throughout the Centre included air conditioning and natural ventilation redistribution systems to maintain ambient temperatures throughout.
The electrical fit-out included installing all lighting and power to the centre incorporating specialist features such as surgery lighting and an induction loop network linked to the reception facility. Enhanced security to the centre was achieved with the installation of an employee panic alarm facility, CCTV, access control and fire alarm.
Following the successful installation, the service and maintenance division were also awarded the ongoing Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) contract for the building which sees it carry out bi-annual checks on all HVAC plant as well as emergency repairs where needed.
Following successful completion and opening, it was announced that the site won the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Award for Quality Building, and has been highly commended for its outstanding control of and attitude towards health and safety.