The Wallingbrook Medical Centre, Chulmleigh

Client: The Chulmleigh Medical Practice, telephone 01769 581249.

Project: New surgery with pharmacy on site of one of two village halls. Includes consulting and treatment suites, with ancillary provision for training and NHS Trust staff, staff and customer parking.

Background: The Practice had outgrown premises elsewhere in Chulmleigh, and identified this site for a new centre to cope with future growth. This was endorsed by the village population who supported the proposal to release the hall for development.

Design: The brief was to make the best use of the site and landscaping while maintaining costs within a strict budget. The layout was carefully developed with the client to provide central waiting areas and close consulting rooms on both floors.

Contract: 830m2 Contract sum: £790,000 (£88/ft2) Contractor: Bluestone plc. (traditional).

Future: The Practice occupied the new buildings in May 2003 with their own pharmacy and a range of Trust staff to act as a true medical centre for the area.

Wallingbrook Medical Centre Exterior
Wallingbrook Medical Centre Interior