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NHS Islington Capital Refurbishment


River Place Health Centre, Goodinge Health Centre and Holloway Health Centre

Refurbishment of three PCT Premises

NHS Islington had planned to replace three existing health centres with new LIFT developments, but when PCT revenue resources became squeezed, decided to refurbish some buildings from PCT capital funds.

Community Solutions (CS) has carried out refurbishments to three NHS Islington Health Centres, with a total construction value of over £2.5m. All the projects have included works for backlog maintenance, infection control compliance and other statutory obligations, and for reconfiguration of accommodation to:

• improve the delivery of community health services

• provide additional clinical accommodation

All the health centres had to remain operational throughout the refurbishment works, so each required a detailed phasing plan to be agreed by all parties. For the second and third projects, reconfiguration and phasing was assisted by some services relocating to the newly-opened Holloway Community Health Centre developed by the LIFT Company.

NHS Islington Capital Refurbishment

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Key Features

River Place Health Centre is a two-storey 1,268m2 building owned by the PCT, and was the first refurbishment carried out by CS in this partnership.

Goodinge Health Centre is a two storey 1,072m2 building, owned by the PCT. Refurbishment works of £640k to the GP practice and PCT provider services’ accommodation commenced in December 2009.

Holloway Community Health Centre is a single storey 802m2 building, leased from Islington Council, £760k refurbishment works were identified, and commenced in January 2010, again using the same contractor as for the previous projects