Nye Bevan House, Rochdale
Our role was to lead the reconfiguration the second floor to create a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub as part of a £1.25m capital investment project. Nye Bevan Health Centre is part of the BRaHM portfolio which operates under management of One Partnership.
The building, in the centre of Rochdale, contained a very large and open plan physiotherapy suite, with various ‘cubicles’ which were sectioned off with curtains, alongside a gym. The space was
underutilised and there was demand for the space to be repurposed.
The problem the client and tenants were facing included a lack of private space for sessions and treatments. The space within the building did not have the functionality required in order to provide the services required within the local community.
With £1.25m capital investment from CHP, works started on site at Nye Bevan Health Centre in February 2022, taking 19 weeks to reconfigure space on the ground and second floor to create a MSK diagnostic treatment hub.
On the ground floor, reconfiguration took place to create six additional treatment rooms for MSK, five situated within the old gymnasium, a new smaller gym area plus three additional consulting rooms to the ground floor.
On the second floor, the reconfiguration allowed for a treatment room and audiology room, added a new bay for beds and a store room.
Community Health Partnerships undertook a feasibility study to identify which areas of their estate were underutilised. One Partnership provided strategic healthcare advice. Clinical commissioning groups decided the best route and contracted Eric Wright Building Consultancy to manage and design the project.
On this project, Eric Wright Construction were appointed to complete the works on behalf of EWBC. Following completion of the works, Eric Wright Facilities Management undertook the ongoing maintenance of the scheme.
- One Partnership
- Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG
- BRaHM Lift
- Eric Wright Construction
- Eric Wright Partnerships
The project ensured more accessible services in the community, this means more services are available at the health centres, putting less pressure on hospitals and saving travel time for patients. Not only does this ensure a better overall patient experience, but it means that carbon emissions travelling to and from appointments are reduced.
There are now assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions available in one place; taking the stress out of what can be a difficult experience for service users.
Collaborative working has been very successful, the works has not interfered with other building users. Working in Partnership between the different team on the project has allowed for a successful, high quality project on completion.