This project created a large extension to the rear and above an existing doctors’ surgery building, to provide additional consulting rooms, staff room and improved reception area. The design of the building had to be in keeping with the built-up residential nature of the surrounding environment and the project included an increased parking area which was provided through the acquisition of a site to the rear of the existing plot.
The design of the project was timber frame to give speed of construction and reduce the weight to the existing foundations. The building was also clad in timber to give a distinctive appearance that differentiates it from the surrounding residential buildings.
The project also entailed the coordination of temporary housing of the surgery during construction. The entire surgery was temporarily housed in a series of portacabins on the adjoining village hall site, which successfully enabled a smooth transition for staff and doctors.