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Tower Hill Primary Care & Community Centre, Huyton

Tower Hill is a community health centre in Huyton. The contemporary, two-storey, 3000sqm building was completed in late 2005. It includes a number of GP surgeries, minor treatment rooms, a pharmacy and a community hall.

Date
2005

Client
Partners 4 LIFT

Value
£6 million


Tower Hill is one of a number of Local Initiative Finance Trust (LIFT) schemes being built by Renova Developments. The buildings are designed to provide Primary Care Trusts with new, fit-for purpose facilities to improve community health and well-being.

From the key values determined at concept stage, the design team carried out the tasks, paying careful attention to the clients brief and their future requirements. As the main purpose of Tower Hill is to be a community health centre, flexibility and innovation were carefully considered.

Tower Hill has also been extremely successful in terms of sustainability. The building owes it performance to the energy efficient ventilation system and proportions of thermal mass, which allows the heating system to operate only when the buildings stable temperature drops below its designated set points. The orientation was a crucial step to reduce mechanical cooling whilst the building element constructions improve on L2 standards.

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The Challenge

Completed in 2005, Tower Hill is one of the first of a rolling programme of primary care facilities, won through the Halton and St Helens, Knowsley and Warrington LIFT by jmarchitects. The core purpose to bring high quality primary care to the local Community.

The Solution

The building brings together the local doctors’ surgeries under one roof delivering the fully integrated facility that LIFT aspires to with associated health services; an attached community centre; library access; multi-use games pitch all sharing a new piazza area with the adjacent primary school, providing a truly integrated community resource.

The Outcome

Not only has the building achieved its primary objective, to provide an increased level of health care within the Knowsley area, it is also considered to be an exemplary low energy building.