The village of Hirwaun, 4 miles from the town of Aberdare in South Wales, is benefitting from a brand new Health Centre which was completed in May 2012.
The project involved the design and construction of a 2 storey, 12,000 square foot medical centre which will include a pharmacy and a dental surgery.
On the £3 million Health Centre, the main contractor was Dawnus, whilst the architect was West Hart Partnership.
The new centre is fully equipped to meet the needs of the local community, and also houses GP consulting rooms, treatment rooms, training facilities and a medical promotions room. More widely, the building includes a library, administration facilities and staff facilities including showers.
Additional works on the project included car parking, bicycle parking and all necessary external works.
The fully DDA compliant medical centre was designed to achieve a category A Energy Performance Certificate and it was also built to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating.
The medical centre was developed by MedicX, a leading specialist investor and developer of healthcare properties, before being let to the Cwm Taf Health Board.
Regional Director of MedicX, Tony Coke said: “We were delighted to have developed this state of the art medical centre for Cwm Taf Health Board, which will provide a host of excellent and much needed services to benefit the local community.”
The Cwm Taf Health Board is responsible for the provision of healthcare services in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff Local Authority areas.
Allison Williams, Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Health Board said: “We are very excited about the new health centre and the fantastic facilities that it has to offer. This is a provision that local people desperately need and we are delighted to be able to share these wonderful facilities with the community.”
Paul Western, also of Cwm Taf Health Board, is enthusiastic about the impact that the Hirwaun Health Centre will have.
Paul said: “This is a major step to achieving a long held goal for Cym Taf Health Board, patients and the community in Hirwaun. I feel confident that the facilities and structure that MedicX has provided will contribute significantly to ensuring the long-term provision of effective healthcare services for the area.”