Client: NHS Lothian
Architects: Hoskins Architects
Contractor: Graham Construction
Project Value £8.2 million
Lead Consultant: Mark Irish
The Blackburn Partnership Centre is one of three partnership centres that make up a £27.6 million programme in partnership with Hub South East and on behalf of NHS Lothian and its councils.
The £8.2 million centre, a joint development between NHS Lothian and West Lothian council will bring increased health and council services for the local community.
The new facility built next to the Mill Centre in Blackburn includes new GP Practice, Dentist, Community Centre (including sports hall and multi-purpose spaces), Library, Customer Information Services Centre, Employability Service, Community Health Centre, IT Training Suite, Early Years Provision, Young Peoples Services and Credit Union. Consulting rooms look out onto a private courtyard at the rear, and the early years centre has a dedicated garden to the east of the building.
RMP were commissioned to provide a full range of acoustic consultancy services including design advice and ensuring that a suitable environment is created in terms of ambient noise levels (internal and external), sound insulation and reverberation, all in accordance with the NHS requirements of SHTM06-01.