Contract Name: Ongar War Memorial Medical Centre, Essex
Contract Value: £4.26 million
Contract Period: 76 weeks
Architect: Murphy Philipps Associates
Client: West Essex PCT

Rydon delivered the new Ongar War Memorial Medical Centre in Ongar, Essex.

The new facility is constructed on the site of the 91-year-old War Memorial Hospital, which was demolished in October 2010.

The scheme provides:

  • Two GP surgeries
  • Exam consulting rooms
  • Dentistry – including x-ray and two dental suites
  • Physiotherapy suite
  • Administration area on the top floor

The new building is an in-situ concrete RC frame with rendered and curtain walled elevations.  In order to achieve the required BREEAM Health Excellent rating, Rydon incorporated recycled bricks, a green roofing system and photovoltaic panels into the design.

A War Memorial Wall of Irish Blue Limestone, with a handcrafted inscription and artwork, has been included within the design and will be an important community feature at the new medical centre.  We programmed this element to be completed before Remembrance Sunday 2011 to enable the local service to be held on site, as normal, and provided temporary facilities to further facilitate access.