GPI are pleased to announce the completion of a new primary care resource centre in Brynmawr.
The state-of-the-art facility has been designed to integrate primary, community and social care services into a modern medical hub.
Brynmawr Well Being Centre, Wales completed construction on 25 May 2018. The project comprised the construction of a 1587 sqm. purpose built multi-functional Primary Care centre with 90 car parking spaces and has a capital value in excess of £5.7m. The healthcare facility accommodates two General Practitioner (GP) practices who came together as a partnership forming Blaen–Y –Cwm Group Practice, a dentist, a pharmacy and the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. These facilities have provided the 8,500 patients in the locality with a significant improvement to the patient experience across primary, social and community care.
The primary care centre features 11 consulting rooms, 2 GP training rooms, 2 Phlebotomy rooms, 3 treatment suits and a 20m2 minor ops room, representing a significant improvement in health care provision and vastly improving the patient experience. Within the building, office space has been allocated to the Aneurin Bevan Health Board who will provide various community and social care services.
Not only does the centre offer primary care services but also a specialist dentist facility specifically designed for people who experience autism. The dentist suite uses modern technology to offer a spacious and safe environment for those who would find this type of appointment challenging. The healthcare centre is also directly opposite a local school which allows flexibility for children and their parents.
Working closely with the Welsh health board, the new primary care centre represents a landmark development for Brynmawr, offering patients access a wide range of NHS services from a single location.
Under a framework agreement with the MedicX Fund and Octopus Healthcare, the GPI team acquired the greenfield site from the local council in September 2016. Following several previous successful transactions with Octopus Healthcare and MedicX Fund were delighted to have the opportunity to work with them again.
The MedicX Fund continues to support development and investment in primary care medical centres across the UK and Ireland as part of the long-term strategy to grow the portfolio under the guidance of Octopus Healthcare, the investment adviser to the fund. This strategy of forward funding supports the Local Health Boards to modernise the healthcare estate in Wales.
The professional team responsible for delivering the scheme are as follows:
Architect: Bournville Architects
Employers Agent / CDM Co-ordinator: Summers Inman LLP
Roger Serginson Regional Development Director, GPI