Beginning with the restoration and conversion of the old fire damaged congregational hall, R G Carter is undertaking phased development of the Greyfriars site to offer a wide range of community based health and social services, located and accessible to patients living in and around the Great Yarmouth area in Norfolk.
The congregational hall restoration was completed in 2011 and is now the Phoenix House Health Centre, which allows patients to access GP services 12 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Following successful completion of Phoenix House, work has started on ‘The Lighthouse’ building. This is the start of phase 4 of the site development, providing important IT and admin facilities. The building has a tall, glazed tower section with a link to the health centre at first floor level with a walkway underneath.
Prior to construction beginning on the Lighthouse, a new, environmentally-friendly pharmacy – constructed from sustainable materials was installed on the site.
The pre-fabricated eco-building, constructed in factory conditions at our Drayton office, was assembled on site after being transported to Greyfriars in four separate parts. It was then fully fitted out before opening to the public.
The timber building is cost-effective and quick to construct and offers many sustainable features including an air source heat pump and using 100% recycled newspaper for insulation.
We are really pleased that we have been able to find such a sustainable solution for the pharmacy building at the Greyfriars site.
Andy Peck, Strategic Estates, Facilities and Risk Lead – Norfolk and Waveney NHS