Lordship Lane Health Centre
This innovative, high quality building was handed over early to the former Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust in March 2007. David Lammy MP for Tottenham and Wood Green formally opened the health centre on 21st July 2007.
The £5.2m health centre was built on a restricted site in West Green, Haringey, upon which an existing, outdated healthcare facility was located. The philosophy of the design was to integrate the healthcare services effectively, to bring light into the building and to use natural materials. The influence of daylight in buildings is known to increase a sense of wellbeing and the design incorporates a large courtyard and central atrium to achieve this aim.
The building is steel framed with a mono pitch profiled roof, brickwork external walls with feature panels of coloured laminated board. The flexibility of the design enabled changes to be incorporated during the operational phase of the building to include a sexual health service and an expansion of the healthcare accommodation enabling an increase in clinical activity. The project involved the provision of alternative temporary accommodation for the existing clinical services prior to the demolition of the existing building to make way for the new development. The new health centre was completed early to a high quality standard and within budget. NLEP also oversees the facilities management (FM) and Life Cycle works for this building, which is delivered by Bellrock FM on a day-to-day basis.
The Department of Health National Transforming Community Services programme was a key business case driver with the aim to:
Modernised, efficient and integrated community services are critical in delivering the quality and productivity programme that is essential to the future of health and social care. Such plans depend on having in place community services that support independent living, intervene early, prevent unwarranted admission and enable the early transfer of patients from acute settings back to an environment that is as close as possible to home.
This shift in the focus of care from acute to community settings, requires more effective joined up services and increased capacity. The development of the Lordship Lane Health Centre facility is an example of this initiative being achieved and is having a positive benefit at local level. The building has clearly enabled the former PCT to integrate existing services to develop and provide new services in the community, which include a shift in services from the acute hospital setting and continues to support Haringey CCG.
Haringey CCG commissions the services delivered from Hornsey Central Health Centre. All enquiries in this regard should be directed to Haringey CCG.
CHP Property Team manage the building on a day-to-day basis and all enquiries in this regard should be directed to CHP.