South Liverpool Treatment Centre is the first of three Level 2 primary care treatment centres across Liverpool.
It will provide a wide range of services including radiology, sexual health, podiatry, audiology, ophthalmology, IV therapy, physiotherapy, two GP practices and a walk-in centre. Sited on an elevated plot in Garston the new Health Centre replaced an Edwardian Hospital.
Strong geometric forms clad in Uginox Bright stainless steel dramatically reflect and change mirroring the daily light themes.
A Café and pharmacy animate the street frontage at lower ground level. A large courtyard provides the inner focal point housing a ‘Tropical Garden’ inspired by the birth of tropical medicine in Liverpool. Fragments of the demolished hospital offer references to the history of the site.
The building has been designed to achieve BREEAM Healthcare ‘Excellent’. The design includes renewable energy technology that supplies 44% of the buildings energy demand via solar thermal collectors and ground source heat pumps which supply both heating and cooling. This technology will reduce the anticipated building’s carbon emissions by 15%.
Stainless steel advantages
> The bright surface finish gives a dramatic dimension to the facade of this building.
> Stainless steel is a key material contributing to long term sustainability.
> Economic, reusable and fully recyclable, stainless steel meets the requirements of BREEAMs criteria.