New Eco-friendly NHS Medical Centre for West Sussex
The new surgery in Storrington boasts c1350 sqm of accommodation in an architecturally beautiful building that is well suited to its rural Sussex location in the South Downs National Park. The Glebe partners had a desperate need for more space. The other practice in Storrington had closed, which left 12,000 patients being seen from a surgery building of just 450 sqm and inadequate portacabins.
The new building will cater to the practice’s long-term requirements. In terms of reducing energy costs and environmental efficiency, it has achieved BREEAM Excellent sustainability standard and boasts air source heat pumps, electric car charging points, state-of-the-art insulation, as well as movement sensors for lights, and other energy-efficient mechanical and electrical installations. With regards to efficient working practices and aiding communication between multidisciplinary teams, the new building allows different specialisms to work alongside each other and provides space on-site for allied health services including counselling, physiotherapy and occupational therapy services.