The new £9m facility, designed by CPMG Architects, will replace the existing Cripps Health Centre in Nottingham, built in the late 1960s.
The new centre, built for the University of Nottingham on the University Park Campus, will have a roster of more than 40,000 patients and will also provide space to support national research projects. It will have 31 consultant rooms, a four-bed patient observation room a pharmacy, a physiotherapy room, four rooms for primary care procedures, four rooms dedicated to mental health services, a seminar room and eight dental treatment rooms across 3,000 m2.
According to the architects, it will be the largest general practice surgery in the UK.
CPMG director Nick Gregory said: “As the largest healthcare facility of its kind in the country, this will be a flagship centre for the university and one we’re proud to be involved in. Owing to the prime location on the campus, it was vital our designs complimented the landscape; natural materials will provide a timeless palette within the rich green surroundings.
Sir David Greenaway from the University of Nottingham said: “The health centre will deliver an exemplary facility in terms of design service provision and related research that will be unrivalled in the UK. It is unique in its potential to impact every single student at our university as well as ensuring the health and wellbeing of many thousands more in the years to come.”
The building is aiming to achieve BREEAM excellent rating and is will include 14% renewables.
The construction team includes Arup, Gleeds and Faithful and Gould. A contractor has not yet been appointed.