West Bergholt Surgery Case Study

West Bergholt Surgery Case Study

The Brief:

As a team of builders Colchester’s residents and businesses have trusted to complete even the most challenging building projects for over a decade, we were ecstatic to hear about the tender for a complete refurbishment of the West Bergholt Surgery. We were made aware of the project due to a medical refurbishment we had previously worked on, and after a lengthy tender process through the NHS framework, we were handed the contract to begin work.

As part of the Creffield Medical Group, West Bergholt Surgery had been acting as both a GP and healthcare practice for the local residents for many years, but due to increased service demand, it required more space than the previous building offered. To meet this demand, the surgery needed to expand to offer additional office space, surgery space, more up-to-date facilities and modern security features. There were a lot of structural issues with the original building that needed to be addressed, plus new regulations that had to be adhered to, making this refurbishment an even more challenging build. After extensive discussions with the client on the best way to proceed, we reached an agreement on the construction plans and our team of the best builders Colchester has to offer got to work.

The Solution:

This project required a complete refurbishment, beginning with stripping the entire original building of any internal walls, essentially leaving just a shell consisting of the four external walls. Our team of the best builders Colchester has to offer then began work on rebuilding the building’s interior to the agreed new design. Once the building work had been completed there was increased surgery space on the ground floor, with a bespoke reception area complete with protective screens and an intercom. An extension to the existing property included new DDA access doors complete with an intercom system. The original loft space was fully converted using commercial-grade trusses and refurbished to include brand-new office spaces, a new kitchen, new w/c and even new storage areas. 

Another requirement of this project was the installation of an air transfer system complete with supply and extract. We also installed AAA energy rating inverters and Panasonic AC units for air conditioning throughout the building. LST radiators were installed in all communal areas and these were finished with an antibacterial powder coating that is anti-scald and easy to clean. We also installed a fire alarm system throughout the building with a control panel situated in the reception area. Once these works were completed our team of master tradesmen and the best builders Colchester can boast began adding the finishing touches to the project.

The Outcome:

To meet the client brief we ensured the ceilings were suspended throughout and featured low-energy LED lighting to offer a modern, clean look. All sinks were installed to meet CQC compliance and included elbow-operated taps. The flooring consisted of commercial grade altro cap and cove which is non-slip, ideal for a healthcare practice. This project also required a full electrical rewire, including distribution boards with anti-surge protection and dado trunking on the walls to incorporate data and electrical points. Each room also includes a wired intruder alarm system for additional security. Our team of the best builders Colchester has to offer then stepped aside to allow our master tradesmen to put the finishing touches to the project. Wayfinding signage was installed throughout the building, and the painting and decorating included a colour transition finish on the doors, walls and frames, as well as the leading edges of all doors for the visually impaired.

Once fully finished, West Bergholt Surgery had been completely transformed into a larger, modern healthcare practice offering more space for staff and patients, complete with the latest safety features, security measures and medical equipment. Our clients were extremely happy with the finished product, and the surgery is now capable of meeting the increased demand.

A team of builders Colchester businesses and residents can trust

This project exemplifies why we are known as the best tradesmen and builders Colchester has to offer, as we had to dig deep into all of our expertise and experience to complete this project to spec. There were many challenges to overcome and CQC regulations that we had to adhere to, yet we still delivered a finished project that delighted our client and provided the residents of Colchester with a brand-new, modern healthcare practice and GP surgery. 

Do you have a domestic or commercial building or refurbishment project that requires the best tradesmen and builders Colchester can offer? We pride ourselves on being a construction company that gets it right the first time, every time, so if you want to discuss your project simply contact our friendly team to get the ball rolling.   



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