31 Oct '11, 2pm
Houghton Primary Care Centre achieves 85.31% under #BREEAM - the highest ever healthcare score
The Houghton Primary Care Centre is the first healthcare building in the UK to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating, going beyond the Department of Health’s requirements to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating for new buildings. The Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust was the main driver for integrating sustainability from the project’s inception and to show clear commitment to achieving BREEAM Outstanding certification. Ultimately this along with the early involvement of a BREEAM assessor and careful consideration of a number of sites to select the most appropriate were key factors in achieving BREEAM Outstanding without incurring significant costs. The development is the last of four Primary Care Centres to be part of the Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust’s strategy to develop Primary Care Centres that extend the range of services available to patients in locally acc...