• Newport East Health & Wellbeing Centre, Wales

    Client: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
    Value: £14m
    Completion: 2024
    Our Services: Civils and Structures, Geo-environmental, SuDS / SAB

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    The new HWBC is part of a wider regeneration of Ringland with Newport City Homes. The focus for scheme is to deliver community regeneration, in conjunction with the new model of primary care.

    The Health Board’s aims are to improve the quality of health through prevention rather than cure. The scheme aligns with the principles of the Wellbeing of Future Generation’s Act in Wales and provides a vision for a healthy living hub, focused on wellbeing. The scheme is fully integrated with the community hub and offers health and wellbeing support services to the wider community.

    Structural detailing in accordance to Passivhaus Principles, with thermal breaks provided at column – foundation junctions, to provide a continuous thermal line. The foundation solution comprised pad foundations with a hybrid GF slab, comprising partial ground bearing and suspended areas due to influence of trees.

    Key points:

    • Frame appraisal undertaken to determine preferred framing solution, in collaboration with client, design team and contractor.
    • Sloping topography required 3D ground modelling, with cut and fill optimisation.
    • Steel frame structure, with feature trusses to large glazed atrium foyer.
    • Structural survey and close coordination required to construct link structure between HWBC and Community Centre.

    Image courtesy of IBI Group

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