This project was for the construction of a new medical centre on a disused, derelict site, replacing a nearby GP surgery that was too small to meet the local community’s demands.
The three-storey steel framed building incorporates a range of consulting and treatment rooms, minor surgery suites and a large pharmacy, as well an 80-seat lecture theatre, a library and study areas and office facilities for the local Primary Care Trust (PCT).
The striking kidney-shaped building incorporates a raft of sustainable technology to minimise operational costs and reduce its impact on the environment, including a natural ventilation system, under-floor heating, roof-mounted solar collectors to generate hot water and a green sedum roof.
Ridge Medical Practice won a prestigious Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Award, taking top honours in the category of Community.
The LABC Awards celebrate building excellence and projects are nominated by Local Authority Building Control Officers. The Awards not only highlight excellence within build quality and workmanship, they also reward an outstanding team approach, demonstrating positive, constructive engagement between the council, contractor, client, designer and end-user.
The judging panel said: “The high standards of craftsmanship would be impressive anywhere, but on an old dumping ground in a neglected part of Bradford, the transformation is remarkable”.