Examples : New Oakwood Medical & Eyecare Centres
Description of Schemes
Since establishing the Practice in 1986, considerable experience and expertise has been gained in the Primary Healthcare sector, having designed some thirty Doctors Surgeries and Medical Centres throughout the UK ; Two local schemes have involved the phased establishment of a new Medical Centre and Eyecare Centre on difficult sloping green-field land alongside the District Shopping Centre at Oakwood, on the outskirts of Derby.
The Doctors and Opticians both required a traditionally-detailed building with flexible design layouts, in order to accommodate phased expansion as the Oakwood Housing Estate residential population grew throughout the 1990's ; this was a difficult challenge requiring careful cut and fill land-profiling to the steeply-sloping green-field site, as shown on the following photograph taken from the District Centre Car Park, with the Eyecare Centre to the front lower right of the Medical Centre behind :-
The initial Surgery building accommodated two GP's Consulting Rooms on a single-storey format, with two blanked-off end elevations and a substantial open gable-ended roof void over to facilitate future expansion ; the building was completed in 1990 at a cost of £75,000.
The following Phase 1 Surgery Exterior Photographs were taken from the District Shopping Centre and approach Road Frontage, for comparison with later Phase 2 similar views :-
The following External Perspective Views were generated from the 3-dimensional Computer Model for the Phase 2 Scheme :-
The initial design solution for the newly-founded ophthalmic opticians envisaged a two-storey 45-degree L-shaped masonry structure with mono-pitched roofs and a glazed rear stair-well cut into the steeply sloping grassed embankment ; the following early sketch external views were prepared to help describe the scheme concept to all concerned :-
The following Phase 1 photographs show the main front and rear external elevations, together with views of the display areas :-
The following External Photographs show side and rear views of the latest Extension for comparison with the previous initial Phase 1 Scheme Photo's :-