MDG HANDOVER ATHERSTONE SURGERY EXTENSION

MDG Architects are delighted to have completed the £450,000 Atherstone Surgery extension and car park expansion on time and within budget.

MDG Architects were approached and appointed following the successful delivery of a previous extension and new pharmacy for the practice in 2014, to design and deliver a new extension containing 6 new consulting rooms, staff welfare facilities and new entrance and reception, to provide additional care for the community as well as offer after-hours core services.

The development involved the acquisition of adjacent parkland which was to be gifted to the surgery by the Town Council, to allow the surgery to expand their current surgery facilities and expand their current restricted car park provision to meet the expending population, which was to be part funded under forthcoming Section 106 monies from new housing developments. Through the planning submission process, MDG Architects also assisted with the complex land acquisitions and covenants that needed releasing to allow the project to procced.

The build commenced on site in December 2019, and continued uninterrupted through the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown. In March urgent plans were put in place to allow the new facility to be temporarily re-purposed to a Covid-19 Cold-Hub, for shielded and venerable patients requiring medical care away from the general population. In agreement with the contractors Crowngate Construction, the project therefore was delivered in a phased handover to allow the facility to be handed over early to assist with the current emergency. The car park works were completed and handed over a few weeks later.

The facility will continue to serve as a Covid-19 Cold hub and afterhours facility for the foreseeable future until the pandemic has passed. The client is delighted with the completed project, and  that the facility has been able to provide this invaluable service at this time.

MDG Architects have designed and delivered a first class facility for Atherstone Surgery that will both serve as a temporary ‘Cold Hub’ for shielded patients during the Covid-19 Pandemic, treating vulnerable patients away from the general public so they feel safe, as well as providing an Afterhours facility for the local community.

This project presented many complex planning and land acquisitions challenges, however MDG Architects proactively assisted the surgery to overcome the many hurdles, enabling this valuable community asset to be delivered on time and to budget despite difficulties faced by the pandemic. Atherstone Surgery were a returning customer, which is down to how much confidence we have in the architects and the company to handle the most difficult of projects, as previously proven.

MDG have acted professionally throughout the project, keeping the surgery appraised of the project progress and cost options at all times. The surgery is very pleased with service MDG Architects have provided and the completed project. Atherstone Surgery would recommend MDG Architects without hesitation, and we cannot thank them enough.

 Karen Clarke – Atherstone Surgery, Practice Manager

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