Springfield Health and Wellbeing Centre, Rugeley, South Staffordshire

“Both staff and patients alike have been overwhelmed by the practical and effective facilities available.”

In addition to the GP practice, this exceptionally busy health centre is focused on a range of children's services. Given the number of young people and children using the facility, very careful consideration was given to its design.

We worked in close association with our NHS partners to create a highly flexible, multi-purpose 3,500m² building. Springfield's astute design is also future proof, incorporating 820m² of expansion space. The outcome is outstanding and what could have been a noisy and tiring working environment is in reality a relaxed and calm space.

“Their professional and enthusiastic determination to deliver a modern, attractive, environmentally friendly building to suit the needs of the local community is exactly what United Healthcare Developments have succeeded in doing. Both staff and patients alike have been overwhelmed by the practical and effective facilities available.

There are plenty of car parking spaces, a must for a health centre of this size, along with bike racks and easy pedestrian access. My experience of United Healthcare Developments has been very positive and I would like to thank them for their continuing support and aftercare service”

Kaye Scattergood, Clinic Coordinator Springfields Health and Wellbeing Centre, Rugeley

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Key facts

  • Former primary school
  • 3,500m²
  • High quality, interesting and practical building
  • Stunning, two-storey entrance atrium, with natural light flooding the reception and waiting area, creating an animated central hub.
  • Air to water heat exchange – under-floor heating and cooling system
  • 50kW solar panels
  • Value-for-money design solution
  • 820m² expansion space
  • Scheme completed in 2008

Occupiers

  • Four-GP practice
  • Northwood Dispensing Pharmacy (new addition in expansion space)
  • Partnership and NHS Trust accommodation
  • Children’s Services
    • Children protection & safeguarding
    • Children’s Lifelong Learning
    • 4-11s team
    • School nurses
    • Vulnerable children services
  • County Council
  • Social services
  • Health education
  • Diabetes
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Continence services
  • Continuing care
  • Specialist nurses
  • Health visitors