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Port Talbot Healthcare Centre by Holder Mathias Architects


[IMAGES + PROJECT DATA] The new Port Talbot Healthcare Centre, designed by Holder Mathias Architects, has opened its doors to staff and patients

The Primary Care Resource Centre brings together four GP surgeries, a dental surgery, a physiotherapy centre, podiatry and orthotic treatment facilities and a pharmacy under one roof.

Commissioned by Neath Port Talbot Local Health Board, the 6,000m² building boasts 60 treatment rooms and will serve 50,000 people in the south Wales area.

Emma Jackson, project leader for Holder Mathias, said:  ‘Our brief was to create a landmark building in Port Talbot that would engage with the people who will use the centre. The distinctive curve of the building echoes the landscape it is set in as well as welcoming people into the building. It contains a café and community meeting area, which we hope will allow people to take ownership of the space.’

Project data

Tender date: October 2007
Start on site date: March 2008
Completion date: September 2009
Gross internal floor area: 5,279m2
Form of contract: JCT Design and Build
Total cost: confidential
Cost per m²: confidential
Client: Haven Health Properties
Main contractor: Interserve Project Services
Annual CO² emissions: the building achieved a NEAT excellent rating
Structural engineer: Opus International Consultants (UK)
Services engineer: Hoare Lea and Partners
Quantity surveyor: Quadrant Surveying



Readers' comments (2)

  • This building belongs to the nasty 80's.
    Sorry., but it's poor.

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  • Is it the norm that the actual project architect involved in developing the brief, designing the concept, the building, the interior design and obtaining the statutory approvals andto impliment the project, firstly does not merit a mention, and secondly, is not quoted, as the design concept actually quoted in this article is incorrect and irelevant.

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