New GP surgery opens in Chorley village

Published: 6-Jun-2022

Sustainable new surgery will help address increasing demand on services

A new GP surgery designed by Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) has been handed over, providing high-quality healthcare in a Lancashire village.

The new, modern Whittle GP surgery in Whittle-le-Woods, near Chorley, has 10 consulting rooms and two treatment rooms, along with spacious and comfortable patient waiting areas and accessible facilities.

The building also has state-of-the-art back-office areas, along with training rooms for staff and breakout facilities, as well as parking for patients and visitors.

The development has replaced the old surgery after the practice outgrew its current premises.

FWP’s team worked on the development from the initial design stage to completion and acted as project architect.

The surgery has been constructed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard, which assesses buildings on their sustainability levels, and it has been awarded an A+ energy performance rating.

The completed development, which is now open, also includes solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

The new building was delivered for Chorley Council by Samlesbury-based multi-disciplinary construction group, Rayner Rowen Construction.

It has been built on the site of St John’s Church Hall, which was demolished to make way for a development that incorporates the GP surgery and a community building for Clayton-Le-Woods Parish Council.

Brad Grime, associate partner at FWP and project architect on the development, said: “The brief was to create a new fit-for-purpose development for the practice, with a welcoming feel for patients and full accessibility.

“Sustainability was another important consideration throughout the design work and delivery.”

Chorley Council leader, Councillor Alistair Bradley, added: “It is great to see the new surgery building completed in such a quick time and ready to open to provide high-quality healthcare in Whittle-le-Woods.

“The improved facilities will enable the Whittle GP Surgery to keep up with patient demand following the new housing developments in the area.”

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