Barking Child and Family Health Centre, Barking
gbpartnerships were commissioned by Barking and Dagenham PCT to design, build, finance and operate the Barking Town Centre Child and Family Centre, which provides a mix of health and local authority services and a ‘one stop shop’ for all services relating to children and families. It is placed in a key location at the heart of the town centre as part of an award winning regeneration project.
Working in partnership with Southern Housing Group, gbpartnerships also built high quality, eco friendly residential accommodation above the health centre, which met the Ecohomes ‘Very Good’ standard.
The scheme generates 20% of the buildings energy needs and 30% of its heat requirements through renewable energy measures. Passive solar design features have also been incorporated, such as the use of trees for shading. This exceeds the planning obligations and reflects the gbpartnerships commitment to continuous improvement in the area. This scheme provides not only a cornerstone for the town’s regeneration but will also deliver a lasting legacy of better service provision for the local community.