Barley Clough Medical Centre, Glodwick, Oldham, Lancashire

“The managers and doctors were included in every stage of the design process, which meant that we finished up with the building we wanted”

For many years, the doctors at Barley Clough had worked with an alternative developer, but had struggled to find a suitable site. UHD were invited to find a solution. We quickly used our lateral thinking skills, utilising a traffic island, opposite the old surgery.

The three GP practices wanted to work together but remain independent. We solved this by designing a communal central hub that works well for patients.

Reducing GPs' running costs is always one of our priorities. We have continued to invest in this building and have now installed solar panels.

“The high standard of construction, internal design and attention to detail are evident throughout the building. The managers and doctors were included in every stage of the design process, which meant that we finished up with the building we wanted. I would definitely recommend United Healthcare Developments to any practice considering new premises”

Paul Cunningham, Practice Manager, Barley Clough Medical Centre, Glodwick

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Key facts

  • 890m²
  • Centred around a stunning and airy communal double-heighted waiting area
  • Striking interiors provide a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere
  • 150m² of future expansion space
  • 40.5kW solar panels
  • Completed in 2003

Occupiers

  • Three individual GP practices
  • NHS accommodation
  • Child surveillance
  • District nurses
  • Maternity services
  • Pharmacy