Project: Two large extensions, refurbishment of existing surgery and construction of 36-space car park
Client: Concord Medical Centre, Little Stoke
Contract Value: £460,000
Little Stoke is a suburb of north Bristol, situated in South Gloucestershire. It is surrounded by Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Bradley Stoke. Home to Patchway railway station, a minor stop on the railway network, the railway line separates Little Stoke from the large Rolls Royce factories in nearby Filton. Many of the road names are linked to engines produced in the 1950s and 1960s at what is now the Rolls Royce factory. The area originally consisted of many council houses and post WWII prefabs. In recent years, some of the house have been renovated; however, some owners have kept the older style of house. Helm was tasked with constructing two large extensions to accommodate new consulting rooms within an expanding doctor’s surgery. Additional work included refurbishment of part of the existing surgery and the construction of a new 36 space car park.
The surgery continued to operate and service patients and the project had to be mindful of this. Helm managed to negotiate welfare and storage space with an adjacent social club. There was a significant restriction on materials delivered to the site and waste material away as the access road had an 18 tonne gross weight limit. In order to maximise the clients’ use of the centre we were able to hand over phases of the development ahead of schedule. The project was ‘turn-key’ and allowed for all the finished decoration throughout an equipment.
The surgery was delivered ahead of time and on budget. Helm identified design changes that allowed the surgery to create additional internal space. The surgery continued to operate effectively throughout the construction and patients were not inconvenienced.
The whole process was trouble and pain free. The Helm team were always accessible and were mindful at all times that we were operating a busy surgery. We are highly impressed by the standard of work and the way in which Helm attended to the small amount of minor snags we identified after the building was completed.
Dawn McCaffrey, Practice Manager