Primary Care Centre, Glebefields

Client: Sandwell Lift Company Ltd  

Value: £6.4m

Duration: 72 weeks

The 33,000 sq ft health hub has replaced the existing Glebefields Health Centre on land once occupied by the Glebefields Estate’s troubled blocks of flats, Jellicoe and Beatty House.

The new two-storey centre will serve 35,000 patients and include health services such as GP practices from the existing Glebefields Practice and the Swanpool Medical Centre, as well as community clinics, dental and foot health services, a GP referral centre and a minor treatment suite along with a pharmacy and opticians. The Scheme is a project between Sandwell Primary Care Trust, Sandwell MBC and LiftCo – a public/private partnership that designs, builds and funds new public infrastructure buildings.

The project was a joint initiative between Sandwell Primary Care Trust (PCT) and developers Sandwell Local Improvement Finance Trust Company (Lift), which has built and maintain the centre for the PCT under a long term public private partnership agreement.

The design achieved a BREEAM Excellent and has provided a stimulating environment, both internally and externally, Glebefields PCC aims to provide a “high quality” facility for the delivery of healthcare to the immediate and surrounding communities. The work is part of the Right Care Right Here programme and will be a one-stop-shop for health services including a pharmacy, opticians, dentist, three GP practices, community nurses, speech and language therapists, and a Citizen’s Advice bureau all based at the new site. Right Care Right Here is an exciting and ambitious programme designed to change the way health and social care is delivered in Sandwell and the Heart of Birmingham. The Right Care Right Here Programme focuses on providing specialist medical and social services closer to your home, making outstanding care available in high quality locations.