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Little Lever Library and Health Centre

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A regenerative project and integrated health hub. The new community development incorporates 3 GP practices providing routine primary medical services and support for long-term conditions as well as offering access to a wider range of other primary care services such as clinical pharmacists, physiotherapists and mental health practitioners who can all act as a first point of contact for patients.

The colocation of these services creates an asset for engagement and an opportunity to proactively prevent illness and avoid unplanned admissions.

The centre is intended to be a catalyst for future developments in the area.

The project responds to the local area's demand for community-led spaces, publicly-accessible computer facilities and flexible spaces suitable for all.

The welcoming exterior integrates seamlessly into the public realm, inviting interaction and allowing for full accessibility to all members of the community. Those with disabilities, as well as those with prams, young children, and the elderly are carefully considered in the design.

"It was important for us to design an inclusive, warm, and welcoming interior. The space invites imagination. The light, calming colours create a relaxing environment, whilst the art and flexible seating encourages play."
Emma Brook, Interior Designer

The interior has an organic and neutral colour palette: natural materials and textures contrast with splashes of colour.

There will be window and pod seating, with areas to socialise. The kids’ library will have creative integrated storage units, playful seating zones, and interactive reading spaces.

The GP practices, though integrated, are distinct and easily identifiable with individual hut reception areas.

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