Milnrow, Rochdale, Greater Manchester

The Milnrow & Newhey Medical Centre development in Rochdale facilitates the relocation of two busy GP practices into a modern, state-of-the-art building.

Through the use of innovative technologies the medical centre is a sustainable development that is exceptionally economical to run. The GPs' previous surgeries were restrictive and dark, the new spacious scheme allows for the provision of more services and delivers a superior working environment.

The development is part of NHS England Exemplar scheme.


Key facts

  • 124kW solar panel scheme designed to power entire building with renewable energy
  • Operational technologies to reduce energy consumption and enhance building efficiency
  • Highly efficient instantaneous point-of-use hot water systems
  • EV charging for staff
  • Heat recovery and fresh air ventilation system
  • Highly insulated, airtight building
  • 2,100m2 total floor area
  • 337m2 of built in space for future expansion
  • Local community involvement including building bird boxes and planting trees to enhance the biodiversity of the site
  • Pharmacy unit
  • NHSE Exemplar Scheme
  • Completion date Spring 2022


  • Two GP practices
  • Pharmacy Unit


Milnrow and Newhey Medical Centre in Rochdale is a part of the NHS England Exemplar scheme. To enhance the surroundings, the NHS Forest provided 500 native trees, creating a lush green space. In March 2023, UHD organised a community tree planting event, involving three local schools and community members. Community involvement in tree management will continue, ensuring the long-term enjoyment of these green assets.
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