We're working on three of the NHS's groundbreaking LIFT schemes in London, involving a total of eight healthcare centres. These new, integrated facilities house GP practices alongside related services such as dentistry, physiotherapy and X-ray. South West London LIFT incorporates St John's Health Centre in Battersea and Green Wryth Lane Health Centre in Richmond.
A prime objective was to optimize the efficiency of the buildings, using passive features to provide acceptable temperature, lighting and ventilation levels. We also worked hard to standardize our solution across LIFT projects, reducing capital and throughlife costs.
We were able to advise the architects of both developments from the earliest stages, testing different options rapidly to balance cost and daylight implications. St John's Health Centre is arranged around courtyards, so all rooms have at external aspect. At Green Wrythe Lane, a crescent-shaped plan maximizes contact with the exterior. Both buildings use natural ventilation within tough acoustic guidelines agreed by the NHS.
Preliminary NEAT assessments indicate a rating of EXCELLENT.