Carlisle Healthcare South Hub Caddick p.Truth PR

PRP Architects designed the building. Credit: via Truth PR

Caddick completes Carlisle health centre 

United Healthcare Developments’ 57,000 sq ft facility is billed as the most sustainable primary care centre in the UK. 

Caddick Construction began work on the four-storey Carlisle health centre in 2021 and has now handed the project over to the client. 

Rated BREEAM outstanding, a large proportion of the building’s power is supplied by renewable energy through rooftop photovoltaic panels. 

United Healthcare Developments, brought forward designs for a more sustainable healthcare centre in a bid to address the energy intensive needs of primary care facilities. 

The building has an A+ EPC rating, making it carbon net zero and the envelope has been designed so as to negate the need for a traditional heating system, avoiding any reliance on fossil fuels.  

David Brown, managing director at United Healthcare Developments, said: “For the unique design of this building to work, and to achieve BREEAM Outstanding, it was a necessity for all elements of the building construction to be done to the highest quality. 

“It has been a pleasure working with Caddick Construction. As a team, we have worked effectively, and I’m delighted that this flagship building is living up to all expectations.”  

Ian Threadgold, managing director of Caddick Construction in the North West, said: “I’m really proud of what United Healthcare Developments and the team has achieved at Carlisle Healthcare Centre.  

“This is a flagship scheme, drawing on the raft of experience we have in the healthcare sector. The resulting building is a highly innovative and sustainable development that will prove hugely valuable for patients and healthcare employees across Cumbria.”  

The plans, designed by PRP Architects and approved last year, were submitted on behalf of Carlisle Healthcare, which runs the North Carlisle Medical Practice, as well as St Paul’s Medical Centre, Brunswick House, Arnside House, and a surgery on Eastern Way. 

Now the new 57,000 sq ft hub is complete, Brunswick House, Arnside House and the Eastern Way surgery will close. 

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