Ty Calon Lan, Mountain Ash | Medical Centre

Client: Apollo Medical, Taff Health Board

Location: Oxford Street, Mountain Ash

Scheme Overview: 

The new £4m Integrated Primary Care Centre facility houses all of the GP services for the town of Mountain Ash including, Rhos House, Cynon Vale and Hillcrest Surgeries. In addition, the building will house District Nurses and Health Visitors with an intention to offer a 7 day a week service from the facility.

The contemporary design by Cardiff based Hatcher Prichard Architects includes a lower level of slate with upper levels in shou sugi ban timber cladding which is an ancient Japanese method of wood preservative by burning the face of the wood.

The building provides 22 clinical rooms, administration, and support spaces over ground and first floor. The building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and will include sustainable building systems such as stack ventilation, photovoltaic cells that generate over 60% of the buildings electrical needs, LED lighting and Electric Vehicle Charging Points. The scheme meets the BREEAM Excellent Rating in many ways which was required for Welsh Government Funding, most notably by being a fabric-first design, using timber-frame construction with minimal cold-bridging and excellent levels of insulation, minimising heat loss, especially to those facades oriented away from the sun. It also benefits from a photo-voltaic array on the flat roof, hidden away from view at road level. This will provide electricity to the surgery during daytime use.  

 

For more information, please see Apollo’s website: Mountain Ash Medical Centre — Before & After – Apollo Capital Projects (apollomedical.co.uk)

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