surbiton health centre & primary school

This project was the redevelopment of the former Surbiton Hospital site into a community campus with a new primary school and clinic for primary health services.
The new clinic – Surbiton Health Centre, is around 4,500m2 and comprises four GP practices, outpatient services and facilities for minor operations, diagnostics and therapy treatments, returning community services to the community. Forming part of a ‘poly-system’, the hospital is the ‘hub’ providing multiple services in one place, supported by ‘spokes’ of smaller local surgeries.
The partners were determined, from the outset, to create strong links between health care and education. They are finding different ways of putting health at the heart of educational excellence and providing health care support for the pupils and their families.

successful performance

Health Centre: BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating

Both buildings have an EPC ‘A’ rating

The two buildings share a heat and power centre and save 40% of their energy costs as a result.

The introduction of Comdeck allowed the foundation scheme to be greatly simplified offering both a cost saving (eliminating pile spoil, ground beam excavation and anti-heave protection e.g. Cellcore) as well as a significant reduction in the construction programme. The foundation package for the Health Care Centre was completed in 12 weeks, finishing ahead of programme.

Our Site Manager, James Murphy, was shortlisted for Construction Manager of the Year.

“This approach has led to a unique community development which will act as a hub for local services and is one that maximises cost benefits by sharing planning, design and development costs.”
Clinton Pascoe, Head Teacher of Lime Tree

“The fact we will be sharing a site with a new primary school offers many opportunities. We will be exploring specialist support services tailored to the needs of the pupils at the same time as encouraging healthy lifestyles for the children and their families.”
Dr Phil Moore (GP involved in the project and Deputy Chair of Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group)

stakeholder engagement

At the beginning of the project we held a workshop for local residents to explain what would happen and to answer any questions they had. We again involved local residents at key milestones for ‘topping out’ days.

We also invited local children to see their new school and nursery.


Customer: Kingston Primary Care Trust and Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Contractor: Willmott Dixon
Value: £15m

Find out more about Willmott Dixon here.

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