New surgery’s café culture
- Café to facilitate social prescribing activities
- Built with energy efficiency in mind- air source heat pumps, electric vehicle charging – BREEAM Excellent sustainability accredited
- 13,000 sqm
- New building allowed two smaller practices to merge
We are delighted that the residents of Coxheath and the surrounding area near Maidstone, Kent, are now enjoying the benefits of the brand new state-of-the-art environmentally efficient Greensand Health Centre. The new 1,350 sq m building means the Practice can now offer a much wider range of services than their former premises allowed.
Patients benefit from the onsite café and complementary health suite. The practice are champions of social prescribing, which the waiting room café helps facilitate. There are book clubs, running clubs, gardening clubs etc all aimed at supporting mental health and reducing other social issues such as loneliness.
The building was designed with it’s rural setting in mind and the large barn-like windows flood the building with natural light. In addition to everything you would expect from a modern surgery designed with providing quality care in mind, the long-term impact of the building has also been considered with environmental sustainability factored in wherever possible. There are electric vehicle charging points and air-source heat pumps.