Prima 200 project shortlisted for two awards

6th March 2015

Biddulph Primary Care Centre has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) West Midlands Awards.

Opened in July 2013, the primary care centre was created in partnership between local LIFTCo, Prima 200, and the NHS. The project has been put forward for the awards by Prima 200’s private sector development and investment partner Prime.

Home to two GP practices and featuring a unique ‘figure of eight’ design which plays on the different heights of land across the site, Biddulph Primary Care Centre will go head-to-head with other new and regeneration projects from around the region in the ‘Community Benefit’ and ‘Design through Innovation’ categories.

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property and construction, celebrating the achievements of professionals working in both the built and natural environment.

Speaking of the shortlisting, Bob Smaylen, Development Director at Prime said; “Biddulph Primary Care Centre is a landmark building in the heart of the town, which has delivered improved healthcare services to more than 21,000 patients and been a catalyst for further redevelopment in the area. The design and development teams on the scheme worked closely with the local community from the outset, fostering a great sense of pride in what has been achieved.”

Biddulph Primary Care Centre was commissioned by North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust and delivered by Prima 200 through the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programme – a public private partnership with Prime and Community Health Partnerships, who is also the centre’s Head Tenant.

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