[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] a:b:i:r architects has won planning for this primary care resource centre and residential scheme at Polegate, East Sussex
The 1,989m² centre will house two GP practices and a pharmacy. The scheme also features six affordable apartments, two of which are wheel-chair accessible.
According to the Brighton-based practice: ‘The proposed layout and form reflect the long and narrow nature of the site and the design is a concious attempt to get away from the monolithic architecture of the existing building by responding to the wider site context.’
The project replaces a derelict two-storey care home with pitched roof on the site.
Internally spaces are north or south-facing, and a central void lights the waiting area. Shared spaces located towards the south west part of the building overlook a grade II-listed windmill.
Simon Atkins, Olli Blair, Giles Ings and Matthew Richardson founded a:b:i:r architects in 2009.
Architects: a:b:i:r architects
Location: Polegate, East Sussex
Type Of Project: primary care resource centre & six affordable housing
Structural Engineers: Ings Engineering
Project Architect: a:b:i:r architects
Design Team: a:b:i:r architects
Tender date: provisional – late summer 2010
Start on site date: winter 2010
Contract duration: tba
Gross internal floor area: 1,989m² (primary care resource centre)
Form of contract and/or procurement: Design & Build
Total cost: confidential
M&e consultant: John Packer Associates
Quantity surveyor: HBW Partnership
Planning supervisor:(CDM Co-ordinator?) MacConvilles
Lighting consultant: tba
Main contractor: tba
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: tba
Annual co2 emissions: tba