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Building the model for future primary and community care in Lisburn

Situated on the Lagan Valley Hospital site, the four-storey 12,792sqm Lisburn Primary Community Care Centre (LPCCC) brings together local GP practices with other associated health care services to create a wide range of facilities to serve the city of Lisburn and its surroundings.

The centre offers modern consultation and outpatient treatment facilities for primary care services such as diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, physiotherapy, minor procedures rooms, a children’s services centre, specialist dentistry, podiatry and orthoptics, adult mental health, addiction services, lymphoedema services and a range of other facilities.

Located adjacent to the listed maternity building within the Lagan Valley Hospital complex, the design comprises a four-storey building and adjacent car park on the steeply sloping site, set on a plinth that integrates into the ground at the main entrance. Art, poetry, colour and gentle wayfinding informs a site-wide narrative that links all key public spaces from the external approach, through the main entrance, and on to transition nodes that inform a vibrant interior scheme. This approach provides spaces that engage with their occupants along the way and clearly connect the various clinics and services, allowing visitors to see their destination from their starting point.

The client for the LPCCC, The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, awarded developer, Kajima Partnerships, working with O’Hare & McGovern and GPI (General Practice Investment) the contract for the project. Kajima and O’Hare & McGovern (OHMG) set up GPC O’Hare (Lisburn) Limited as a special purpose company to build and manage the £40 million project, with representatives from each company sitting on the board. The design and build of the medical centre was jointly funded by GPG O’Hare and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale. The project architect was Scott Tallon Walker and OHMG was the main contractor and project manager for the contract.

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