Glodwick, Oldham, Lancashire
The high standard of construction, internal design and attention to detail are evident throughout the building. The managers and doctors were included at 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

For many years, the doctors at Barley Clough had worked with another developer, but had struggled to find a suitable site for a new development. UHD was invited to find a solution and 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 main priorities. We have continued to invest in the building and in 2013 a 40.5kW solar panel scheme was retrofitted to the development.

In 2017, UHD helped the practice to secure BAU funding to fit out the 120m² of expansion space. This created four additional clinical rooms and waiting area providing the practice with much needed space to accommodate the increasing patient list size.

Key facts

  • 890m² development
  • Centred around a stunning and airy communal double-heighted waiting area
  • Striking interiors provide a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere
  • Completed in 2003
  • Retrofit 40.5kW solar panel scheme
  • Fit out of expansion space


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