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Architect sought for Dulwich health centre

South London Health Partnerships is seeking an architect for a new 4,500m² health centre in Dulwich, south east London

The project will create a new health centre on the site of the Dulwich Hospital which has already been partially demolished but continues to serve the public.

The ‘smaller, fit for purpose’ facility for NHS Southwark CCG is expected to occupy around a third of the Victorian hospital’s 2.7 hectare site. The structure could be a newbuild or a refurbishment of the existing building.

The old hospital will continue to treat patients up until the new building’s opening. The historic structure and the remainder of the site are then expected to be redeveloped for either housing or a school.

In a statement, the project organiser South London Health Partnerships, said: NHS Southwark CCG has developed a vision and strategy for the delivery of a sustainable healthcare system for the borough delivering high quality outcomes.’

It continued: ‘It has prioritised the transformation of primary and community health care recognising that the enhanced delivery of care outside of acute settings will be critical to achieving the ambitions of the plans for both the CCG and more widely across south-east London.’

The new building at East Dulwich Grove will provide primary care and community-based services aimed at supporting patients with long term conditions.

The structure is expected to incorporate a GP surgery, out-patient clinics, children’s services, diagnostic facilities, a pharmacy and café.

Up to six architects will be shortlisted for the project following the completion of pre-qualification questionnaires. The teams will then be invited to submit a fee schedule and deliver a presentation to the panel of judges.

Practices must have completed a number of ‘Local Improvement Finance Trust’ schemes in the past three to five years to participate in the project.

Participants must also have delivered health schemes of a similar size and preference will be given to local architects when choosing a team.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 12 September.

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