Whitegate Drive Health Centre, Blackpool
Whitegate Drive is a state of the art, 10,000m², new build primary care centre
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A landmark building on the Blackpool skyline, Whitegate Drive has been designed sympathetically to nestle into its community surroundings. Based on the site of a previous NHS building, the development centralises services to bring care much closer to patients.
On entering the building, community artwork takes pride of place from the roof space, and provides the user with a visual experience as several glass sculptures hang high above. The artwork was commissioned through community engagement from a local glass artist, John Ditchfield, and has become synonymous with the building.
Located over 4 levels spanning 10,000 square metres, the building houses a wide range of services including diagnostics, GP practice, children's services, community café, physiotherapy and mental health.
This project was completed to a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating.