Formal planning application submitted by the NHS and Ministry of Defence for flagship healthcare project
An artist's impression of the new Integrated Care Campus to be built at Catterick Garrison
The development of the new Catterick Integrated Care Campus has taken an important step forward with the submission of the formal planning application.
Following the appointment of Tilbury Douglas, a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering, and fitout business, to deliver the design and build of the new care campus, the project team including design partners, BDP Architects; and planners, WSP and Hoare Lea, has engaged with project stakeholders to finalise the concept designs, develop the scale drawings, and complete the formal planning application.
The new facility, which is due to complete in autumn 2024 subject to Full Business Case approval, is being developed through a joint collaboration between the NHS and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and will be a unique and first-of-its-kind integrated care campus.
The building aims to enhance the healthcare provision for the residents of Catterick Garrison, Colburn, and the surrounding Richmondshire areas by bringing a range of health and social care services together under one roof in a purpose-built facility.
When complete, the building will house dedicated space for local GP services, community services such as paediatrics, adult and child mental health, and physiotherapy, as well as providing external parking and landscaped green areas.
Designed to meet the latest Building Regulation, NHS and MoD primary healthcare standards, the new campus aims to be one of the first facilities of this scale in the area to meet Net Zero Carbon (NZC) standards and the ‘Excellent’ rating under the Defence Related Evaluation Assessment Methodology (DREAM) design standard.
Also designed with climate resilience in mind, the building will feature green technology such as low-energy lighting, intelligent Building Management Systems, Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP), and roof-mounted photovoltaic panels.
With the formal planning permission being submitted, work is expected to start on site early next year
Throughout the design period, members of the Tilbury Douglas project team, with representatives from BDP Architects, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, MoD, and NHS have liaised with a range of project stakeholders from the Catterick Garrison, Colburn, and Richmondshire areas through public engagement events. These events provided an opportunity for potential service users to view the designs and give their feedback on the scheme.
Further events are being planned to continue this engagement throughout the year.
Enabling works are now beginning to prepare the site for the start of construction in spring 2023, commencing with site surveys, the removal of asbestos, and the diversion of existing services from the area to make the site safe for the construction work.
The existing Baden Powell House will be retained and used by the project team, before being refurbished and used as the DPHC (North) Operational Centre.
Shaun Paramor, project director at Tilbury Douglas, said: “We’re so pleased to be able to deliver the design and construction of the new Integrated Care Campus, which will benefit the local community for many years to come.
“The submission of the formal planning application, which has been seamlessly co-ordinated by our design partners BDP Architects and planners, is a major milestone for the project and the whole team involved.
“The concept designs are excellent and really show just how fantastic this new building will be, and the feedback we’ve received on the designs during our public consultation events has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Our focus is now on the enabling works, to ensure the site is fully prepared for the start of construction early next year.”