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White City Collaborative Care Centre

Building Better Health project London design by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, UK

post updated 27 August 2021 ; 3 Feb 2009

Collaborative Care Centre White City Gets Planning Approval

Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

A £30 million mixed-use scheme, designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for NHS LIFT company Building Better Health, has been granted planning permission by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.

White City Collaborative Care Centre London
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White City Collaborative Care Centre Building

Centred around a Collaborative Care Centre, the White City scheme will provide a one-stop-shop for health and social care in the area. It will also provide 179 new housing units, being a mix of 60% private and 40% affordable, in addition to retail, office and cafe space.

The scheme is being delivered by Building Better Health and joint venture partner Hammersmith & Fulham PCT, in partnership with the local authority. It will be the largest and most adventurous scheme to be completed under the NHS LIFT (Local Improvement and Finance Trust) initiative.

The new centre brings together the existing White City Health Centre and Sawley Road Social Services offices. The scheme, which has the support of the GLA, will be a significant regeneration project as well as having the potential to stimulate further development in the area. In addition to providing a landmark building, it will also improve the park by creating a ‘gateway’ and additional multi-functional urban space, which has the potential for being used for a variety of community purposes, including a local market.

White City Collaborative Care Centre building design
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White City Collaborative Care Centre Design

Sylvie Pierce, Chief Executive of Building Better Health, said, “We are delighted that White City has been granted planning permission. It is our largest and most ambitious scheme to date and, more importantly, a scheme that will provide much-needed facilities to the area.”

“We firmly believe that if good design is aligned with the service aspirations of the public sector, it can produce buildings which are a pleasure to work in and to use – significantly contributing to health and well being. The design created by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is a great illustration of this and we are looking forward to seeing the project start on site in due course.”

Mark Darbon, Project Director for Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners commented: “This scheme represents a real opportunity to deliver many of the aspirations we have as a practice in a single development. Not only is it a key regeneration project for the area, but it also offers the architectural challenge of delivering a single, mixed-use building that incorporates important local facilities and creates a new entrance to a significant area of public space.”

The new care centre will include a wide range of health services, open for longer hours. It will provide accommodation for GPs in the area, walk-in clinics for minor health problems, community nursing services, drugs & alcohol services, community mental health and services catering for children and disabled adults.

When completed, the development will provide a 3,400 sq m collaborative health centre, up to 1,000 sq m of retail, a 120 sq m café, 1,500 sq m of offices and 179 new housing units, making it one of the most ambitious NHS LIFT projects to be undertaken. The housing will range from micro and studio units to three-bedroom family accommodation.

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Building Better Health

Building Better Health is a property development company which specialises in partnership with the public sector – especially Primary Care Trusts, NHS Trusts and Local Authorities.

Building Better Health is the Private Sector Partner in three London NHS LIFT Projects:

Building Better Health – West London Ltd (covering Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham)
Southwest London Health Partnerships Ltd (covering Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Croydon, Kingston, and Richmond & Twickenham)
Building Better Health – Lambeth Southwark Lewisham Ltd
(covering Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham)

Through its outstanding equity and supply chain partners, Building Better Health brings together an impressive combination of property, design, construction, project management, facilities management, health planning and strategic, financial and general management skills.

White City Collaborative Care Centre : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partner

Location: White City, Northwest London, England, UK

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