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Wishaw Health Centre handed over

The new £20.3m Wishaw Health Centre facility was handed over to NHS Lanarkshire on 7th August 2015. The 7,800m² health centre is the last of three to be developed for NHS Lanarkshire as part of the Scottish Government's "hub" process, with Kilsyth and East Kilbride already open to the public.

The building, which has a 5 storey section and a 3 storey section, includes GP Consultant Rooms, Treatment Rooms, Dental Treatment Rooms, Dental Decontamination Rooms, Group Therapy Rooms, NHS Office Accommodation and Admin Support Offices. The 3 storey section also has North Lanarkshire Council facilities including Public Library, First Stop Shop and Housing Offices. A Community Cafe is also provided at the main entrance.

Hulley & Kirkwood were appointed to carry out the M&E design and provide BREEAM assessor duties. Hulley SFM was appointed as Commissioning Manager.

The M&E services strategy for the building incorporates the following low and zero carbon technologies:

  • Optimised use of natural ventilation
  • Air source heat pump as the primary heat source for the building, which also provides comfort cooling
  • High efficiency LED lighting, together with an enhanced level of automatic lighting control 
  • High efficiency thermal wheel heat recovery units on the ventilation plant 
  • Comprehensive HVAC controls 
  • Solar photovoltaic cells to offset grid electricity usage within the building
These, together with a construction air tightness of 9.44 m³/m²hr, provide an Energy Performance Certificate rating B and a Very Good BREEAM rating.
Overall the M&E services provide an energy efficient building with a pleasing and flexible environment for both the staff and public.