The new Mountain Ash Primary Care Centre delivers GP services to over 11,000 patients in the area. The building provides 22 clinical rooms, administration, and support spaces over ground and first floor. The building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and includes sustainable building systems such as stack ventilation, photovoltaic cells that generate over 60% of the buildings electrical needs, LED lighting and Electric Vehicle Charging Points.
“The new building provides purpose built, modern facilities which allows us to expand our existing services and provide high quality care to the population of the area. We will also be able to maximise out multidisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate teaching thus ensuring future sustainability for Primary Care Services within the heart of Mountain Ash.”- Dr Nicola Mogford, GP Partner.
Jehu Project Services were the main contractors for the project, we asked Chris Neville, Contracts Manager on the Mountain Ash development scheme why timber frame was specified for the project.
“One of the main reasons timber frame was specified for the Mountain Ash Primary Care development was the reduction in the build time, using a timber frame superstructure speeds up the construction process. The timber can be partly pre-cut, modulated, and built to precision making build time much faster than it would be for a traditional brick and block build.
With modular build, windows and doors can be procured from a precise schedule and installed in-line with the roof coverings making the building weather and water tight quickly to allow the internal trades to progress earlier in the build programme, therefore reducing time on site and costs.”