Devizes Integrated Care Centre will create a new healthcare facility for NHS Wiltshire. It will provide additional primary care service capacity for the town, urgent care services and modern purpose-built accommodation for the services currently delivered at the Devizes Community Hospital with capacity to enable the provision of a broader range of health and social care services for the area.
Devizes Integrated Care Centre
Additional Primary Care Service for Wiltshire Town
The 1,588sqm, two storey building will be one of the first of this new type of healthcare facility bringing a wide range of services into the community. Filling a role between a GP surgery and a community hospital, the building has no wards but provides a range of outpatient and GP services. Accommodation includes a number of shared use Consulting / Examination / Physiotherapy Rooms, a dedicated Treatment Room, Audiology Room, Podiatry Room, Physiotherapy Group Room and two Phlebotomy Rooms in addition to generous patient waiting areas and support accommodation.
DKA were initially involved with the early feasibility stages of the project and are now leading the consultant team appointed by Kier under the ProCure22 Framework from Stage 3 onwards. The design commenced at the detail level; three rounds of consultation meetings were held over 6-8 weeks with the health organisations providing each service. Using tried and tested standard room types, we quickly developed fully loaded room layouts to the correct size down to the fixtures, fittings and finishes.
After three months the overall layout and envelope was redesigned to address budget constraints and we had signed-off Room Data Sheets and Room layouts for each room in the building due to DKA’s ability to quickly deliver a compliant and cost-effective design strategy. A planning application was submitted in early June and since then we’ve produced more detailed information which is now subject to market testing by the contractor to obtain prices as part of the open book costing exercise. The project is on track to start on site in late spring 2021 and will open its doors to the public in late summer 2022.
After qualifying in 2002 Adrian joined DKA in 2004, where he has gained a wide range of experience in healthcare, community, industrial, leisure and residential projects. Recently he has been Project Architect for two new community hospitals in Somerset, providing him with a thorough knowledge of the latest healthcare regulations and successful experiences working with two of the country’s leading contractors on the Procure 21 framework.