Aston Health Centre
This refurbishment project was part of Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust’s (HoBtPCT) spatial strategy and its objective to deliver care closer to home. As part of this strategy, Aston Health Centre was identified as a potential location for the provision of diagnostic services and offering outpatient clinics to better serve the central part of the City.
Located on the junction of Bevington Road and Trinity Road, the existing premises was not DDA compliant and needed to be made accessible, modern and fit-for-purpose if it was to expand its service provision. Comprising level two accommodation and having transformed the existing GP space, patients now benefit from consultant-l...
Attwood Green Health Centre
The £13 million Attwood Green Health Centre, located in a prominent position along Birmingham’s Bath Row, serves a patient population of c.16,000, bringing together a wide range of health and social care services, from GP facilities and an NHS out-of-hours dental service to outpatient clinics and an onsite pharmacy.
The existing health centre site was too restrictive for redevelopment, with no room to extend the property and the pharmacy already located in a temporary building in the front car park due to a lack of space inside. Coupled with a large programme of redevelopment in the area, including an influx of new housing, more capacity was needed to meet dem...
Balsall Heath Health Centre
This refurbishment and extension project was part of Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust’s (HoBtPCT) plan to address under-utilised space and expand service provision, including additional accommodation for a GP practice planning to relocate.
The refurbished facility provides access to a range of primary and community care services, from physiotherapy and chiropody to community nursing and speech and language therapy and was part of HoBtPCT’s strategic aim to deliver health services closer to home. An existing GP practice - previously based in a converted residential property – has ...
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Estate Strategy
BaS LIFT has been working with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust (BCHC) since 2011 as its Strategic Estates Partner, helping the Trust take key estates decisions to support delivery of its Integrated Business Plan.
BaS LIFT has been working with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust (BCHC) since 2011 as its Strategic Estates Partner, helping the Trust take key estates decisions to support delivery of its Integrated Business Plan. Work has included mapping its estate and service delivery, utilisation studies and formalising its rationalisation plan. The ap...
Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry
LIFT delivers first new standalone combined dental hospital and dental school in the UK for 40 years.
The landmark development on the site of the former BBC Pebble Mill studios was developed by Birmingham and Solihull (BaS) LIFT and its private sector development and investment partner Prime plc on behalf of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) and University of Birmingham. The Birmingham Dental Hospital & School ...
Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre
As one of the first two schemes completed by BaS LIFT, Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre was driven by a need for integrated health and social care services and part of a larger regeneration initiative to regenerate North Solihull.
With the local GP practice operating from a temporary building which had become a target for vandalism, there was a desperate need to improve primary care facilities in the area. The new building acts as a community focus. As well as offering a number of health and social care services in one convenient location, including mental healt...
Dementia-friendly unit, West Heath
The £1m intermediate care facility at West Heath Hospital, Birmingham, provides a modern, rehabilitative environment for patients with dementia, helping to ease the transition from hospital to home.
The ward refurbishment at West Heath Hospital, Birmingham, has seen the latest principles in dementia-friendly design used to create a new 18-bed intermediate care facility for patients who have been admitted to hospital but suffer with dementia. The new facility was developed by Birmingham and Solihull (BaS) LIFT and its private sector de...
Finch Road Primary Care Centre
Lozells and East Handsworth is one of Birmingham’s most deprived and ethnically diverse wards. As well as increasing GP capacity, the Finch Road scheme was an opportunity to bring investment into this inner-city area and create a building in which the local community could take pride.
Lozells and East Handsworth is one of Birmingham’s most deprived and ethnically diverse wards. As well as increasing GP capacity, the Finch Road scheme was an opportunity to bring investment into this inner-city area and create a building in which the local community could take pride. BaS LIFT identified a derelict plot of land at on...
Greenridge Primary Care Centre
Serving almost 6,000 patients, Greenridge Primary Care Centre is located a stone’s throw from the old surgery premises it supersedes and has become a famous local landmark with its distinctive green tiled roof. In addition to community nursing and health visiting, GP services and a minor surgery suite, the scheme includes facilities for medical students, including dedicated consulting and study rooms, while GPs are close at hand to offer advice.
The building was one of the first ion the BaS LIFT portfolio to embrace sustainable technologies. The double height waiting area encourages natural ventilation with wind catchers used to circulate fresh air, while brise soleil on the building’s south elevation – coupled with the use of existing mature trees - provide solar shading. The...
Greet Health Centre
Working with Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (HoBtPCT), this extension and refurbishment project offered additional capacity to a busy health centre in Greet in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham.
HoBtPCT was looking to provide additional clinical facilities and administration space to an existing primary care premises. This included an X-Ray and MRI facility, as well as treatment rooms for minor surgery and additional GP accommodation. To avoid disruption to the health centre’s operations, BaS LIFT took a phased approach to the developmen...
Hodge Hill Primary Care Centre
Symbolising regeneration and investment in a deprived area of the city, Hodge Hill Primary Care Centre offers a state-of-the-art facility that enriches the wellbeing of the local community. Designed to improve patient experience, the centre has been inspired by nature to form a ‘green oasis’ in the city, with a ‘natural’ theme that offers a more welcoming and creative approach to healthcare.
Hodge Hill is an area of Birmingham that has suffered from lack of investment for a number of years. The catchment area includes a growing older population in need of better health and public services closer to home. Yet, while regeneration was welcomed by the local community, a small percentage did not want new health facilities to be built on the...
Poolway Shared Services Hub
Poolway Shared Services Hub was a concept for a new multi-agency development that would accommodate a range of integrated services for Birmingham City Council and other public sector partners, including a primary care centre, library, ‘Customer First’ service centre, flexible community space and a base for West Midlands Fire Service.
BaS LIFT compiled a strategic needs assessment of the local area, working with the service heads of each of the partner organisations to create a schedule of accommodation. In addition to service planning, a detailed programme of consultation was undertaken with a number of stakeholders. Including Birmingham City Council, the local Primary Care Tru...
Richmond Primary Care Centre
Situated on a prominent corner position in the Stechford area, the new landmark centre is playing an important role in local regeneration. Transforming healthcare provision for the local community, the centre has brought together four individual GP surgeries into a single, unified practice.
BaS LIFT inherited this project when a site and outline planning permission had already been secured by NHS Birmingham East and North. Under this proposal, existing GP premises and NHS offices would have been demolished to make way for the new centre and the occupants temporarily relocated until they could move into the new building. Ho...
Sparkbrook Christ Church
Sparkbrook Christ Church is part of a £12 million landmark hub located in the residential area of Sparkbrook in Birmingham. The new building is the result of innovative collaboration between public and private sector organisations, enabling the creation of a new community church at the very heart of the area it serves.
Sparkbrook was home to several well-loved but disparate facilities, including Sparkbrook Family Centre, Farm Road Health Centre and on land opposite, the remains of a Victorian Christ Church. With BaS LIFT already in talks with Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (HoBtPCT) and Birmingham City Council about delivering new healthcare faci...
Sparkbrook Community and Health Centre
As an integrated health and wellbeing hub, Sparkbrook Community and Health Centre comprises a landmark health and council building – the first of its kind in the city – and a newly constructed Christ Church, replacing the Victorian building damaged in a tornado in 2005.
While Sparkbrook already had a wide range of existing amenities, including a health centre and well-loved family centre, the facilities were outdated and in desperate need of rejuvenation. However the plots of land these stood on were quite small, restricting future development plans and limiting parking provision. When a tornado damaged th...
Sparkhill Primary Care Centre
Delivered as part of Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust’s ‘Right Care, Right Here’ programme, Sparkhill Primary Care Centre is a three storey contemporary health centre that delivers essential healthcare services in the heart of the community it serves.
With health services in Sparkhill dispersed across the area and many housed in outdated accommodation, an existing primary care building was identified as the ideal location for a new, integrated facility. However with the site spanning less than half an acre and located between two retail buildings on the busy high street, it would be a challenge ...
Stockland Green Primary Care Centre
This large, edge-of-city primary care centre is designed to accommodate more than ten service providers under one roof, including three GP practices, while offering patients a fully integrated healthcare solution.
The team succeeded in developing the site immediately adjacent to the old facility, therefore eliminating the need for temporary accommodation during construction and avoiding disruption to services. Benefitting from BaS LIFT’s service planning expertise, the three storey building has been designed to maximise available floor space, providing roo...
Summerfield Primary Care Centre
Summerfield Primary Care Centre is a prime example of how collaborative working and a shared vision can be the catalyst for regeneration, bringing new life into neglected inner-city areas.
BaS LIFT identified a plot of land that had remained undeveloped for many years through a mixture of contamination, ownership and planning restrictions. Working with its private sector development partner, BaS LIFT approached the owner of the land – as well as the discount supermarket chain the land was under option to – about an alternative so...
The Dove Primary Care Centre
Located on Dovedale Road in the 90 acre Perry Common housing regeneration area, the landmark centre provides enhanced accommodation for a GP teaching practice and a wide range of primary care services including GP services, community nursing and health visiting, podiatry, minor surgery, physiotherapy, pharmacy, pain management and orthopaedic triage services.
Witton Lodge Community Association and its volunteers played a big part in the development of the centre and BaS LIFT worked closely with them to ensure the community played a vital role in its development. At the start of the project, the ground floor was to incorporate a community association drop-in facility, however funding for this was subsequ...
Washwood Heath Health and Wellbeing Centre
Washwood Heath Health and Wellbeing Centre is the successful integration of community and clinical services which have improved local patient interaction and engagement. Incorporating state-of-the-art health facilities such as an urgent care unit, serving a 100,000 catchment area, the centre helps ease the pressure on acute NHS services, while also creating an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment for the local community to learn about health and wellbeing.
Located in an area that suffered from a lack of public investment, the population of Saltley has growing health problems, including diabetes and obesity. The community includes several hard to reach ethnic groups, many of whom harbour a traditional reluctance to visit their GP and a number of older patients who need accessible health services on th...
West Heath Primary Care Centre
As well as providing high quality, flexible facilities for a GP surgery, West Heath Primary Care Centre houses a minor surgery suite, office accommodation, dermatology clinic and a base for local district nurses. By bringing a number of disparate services together on one site, the £3 million centre signifies an important step towards the delivery of better healthcare facilities.
South Birmingham Primary Care Trust (PCT) had ambitious plans to improve the provision of primary care in the West Heath area of Birmingham. The existing GP surgery in West Heath was based in a converted house, which was cramped, inflexible and limiting the services the practice could offer. BaS LIFT identified a suitable plot in the...
Woodgate Valley Primary Care Centre
One of the first two schemes completed by BaS LIFT, Woodgate Valley Primary Care Centre not only provides state-of-the-art facilities for the local community but access to healthcare services previously only available within a hospital setting.
The development and design team worked closely with staff and service users to create a facility that would be welcoming, encourage collaborative working and offer flexibility for the future. Through a series of design workshops and consultation sessions, a building solution was developed to include GP treatment and consultation rooms on the ground...