Health Property, Danbury Medical Centre, Essex
Replacing an outdated surgery with a new vision of modern health care
The GP partners and senior staff from the surgery worked closely with Ashley House to ensure that the design of the building enabled efficient and modern working methods, meeting all the needs of the practice and its patients, now and into the future.
The new £3m two-storey surgery is a spacious 1,200 square metres situated adjacent to Danbury Mission and
set within a conservation area. Ashley House and Murphy Philipps Architects designed the building in having consultaed widely with local stakeholdersion with Chelmsford City Council Planning Department, creating synergy between the newly completed Danbury Mission and the new surgery building.
This new building replaces an old surgery built in the 1970s which was no longer suitable for the provision of modern Health care services. The Practice can now offer their 12,400 patients a fully-accessible surgery for the disabled, elderly and patients with young families.
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The completed building is offers the practice’s patients a fully-accessible surgery for the disabled, elderly and patients with young families. The project was supported by The Charis Trust, a local charity looking to assist in the provision of a much needed replacement surgery for the local Community. Access to the new building is enhanced by generous car parking and a designated drop-off zone near the entrance.
Senior Partner, Dr McAllister said: “Plans to develop a new surgery for Danbury Medical Centre began over ten years ago. The last few years have been difficult, with a number of set-backs, and we very much appreciate the hard work that everyone has put into this project to make it a reality. We would also like to thank our staff and patients for their support and tolerance during this time, putting up with our current cramped and overcrowded conditions. The new surgery will provide a vastly improved environment for everyone.”
Lindsey Hunt, the Practice’s Business Partner said: “Our new premises have taken ten years to reach fruition and we are grateful for Ashley House’s support in making this happen. We believe this building will offer a superb facility as part of the local health economy.”
“We are grateful for Ashley House’s support in making this happen. We believe this building will offer a superb facility as part of the local health economy.”