Planning permission has just been granted to build one of the UK’s largest GP surgeries
The Cripps Centre, based at the University of Nottingham’s Park Campus, had 6,000 people on its record when built in 1969. Today, its list holds more than 41,000 patients and is outgrowing its current buildings.
The new centre will see 31 consulting rooms, a four-bed observation room, a pharmacy, rooms dedicated to mental health and primary care procedures, a seminar room and eight dental treatment rooms. Spread across 3,000m², the health centre will be the largest healthcare facility of its kind in the country and has been made possible following a £9 million gift from the Cripps Foundation, one of the university’s most generous and long-standing supporters. The health centre will impact every student at the University, as well as staff, postgraduate students and local residents.
Designed by CPMG Architects, the building has been designed to compliment the natural landscape, using natural materials to provide a timeless palette within the green surroundings. Contractors have yet to be appointed, but work is due to be completed in Autumn 2018.