The East Oxford Health Centre houses two general practitioner practices.
It accommodates, among other elements, the PCT’s dental services, podiatry unit, physiotherapy unit, dietetics service, community phlebotomy service, child protection service, midwifery services, and the Oxford out-of-hours service (OxEMS). The centre is a part of the community in a very real way with key worker housing on the upper floor and a community café providing a welcoming meeting point.
Health visitors and district nurses are based at the centre along with the city’s intermediate care team. This project followed the completion of the Leys Health Centre, the first project delivered through the Oxford LIFT.
Introba’s work included providing all mechanical and electrical services and working very closely with the PCT, architects, design team, and all stakeholders to produce a scheme that minimized environmental impact and facilitated a low energy-efficient building. The building was thermally modeled to ensure natural ventilation would be adequate to keep the internal conditions within NHS guidelines while maximizing natural daylighting.