Doors set to open on net zero Milnrow & Newhey Medical Centre in Rochdale
A fabric-first approach to the design of the new building has led to it achieving a BREEAM 'Outstanding' sustainability rating
Caddick Construction has completed construction of Milnrow & Newhey Medical Centre in Rochdale, becoming United Healthcare Development’s most-sustainable healthcare facility.
The development marks the second healthcare facility built by Caddick on behalf of United Healthcare Developments, which also includes the recently-completed Carlisle Healthcare South Hub.
Both Milnrow & Newhey Medical Centre and Carlisle Healthcare South Hub have achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ sustainability rating, achieved through a meticulous design and build process focused on integrated ventilation systems and a ‘fabric first’ energy-efficient design approach.
The Milnrow & Newhey Medical centre comprises one single building spanning over 4,470sq m, with ground, first and second-floor levels that will be used to provide suites for consultation, examination, treatment, and meetings.
And, with an EPC rating of A+ (-8), the building now sits proudly in the Net Zero Operational Energy Category.
Located in Newhey Road, the vital development will provide easy access to patients travelling from the wider area.
Construction work included a secure car park for employees, patients, and visitors, a paved area, lighting, and landscaping to create a high-quality outside space.
Paul Dodsworth, construction group managing director at Caddick, said: “Ensuring that sustainability is implemented throughout our operations, from design and build right through to the supply chain, is really important to us which is why we’re aiming to become a net zero business by 2040 and are committed to embedding environmental sustainability specification into all of the projects we work on.
“We’re pleased to have been entrusted once again to bring United Healthcare Developments’ build and vision to life.
“The Milnrow & Newhey Medical centre brings a fantastic facility for the community.”