Plans for new £7.75m GP Surgery in Ipswich have been submitted

KLH Architects have recently submitted plans to Ipswich Borough Council for a new £7.75m GP Surgery at the Former Tooks Bakery site in Ipswich.

KLH have been working in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council, NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board and Cardinal Medical Practice to create plans for a two-storey building with 29 clinic rooms, 11 nurse rooms, minor operating suite, training rooms and a Pharmacy.

The new development seeks to combine and relocate existing GP services from three practices: Deben Road, Chesterfield Drive and Norwich Road to form Cardinal Practice GP Surgery. The building is sized to accommodate these practices and to welcome an increase in population in the north-west of the town.

The building is formed by two intersecting elements running parallel to both Bury Road and Old Norwich Road. The proposed accommodation is provided across two wings, each with two floors. The new building includes PV panels on the roof to reduce reliance on off-site generated energy and provide minimum 15% of the building energy requirements from renewable sources. EV parking is provided for 15 spaces and cycling in encouraged for staff with changing rooms, showers and cycle storage provided. The building has been designed to target a BREEAM rating of Excellent.

The council is due to consider a planning application for the surgery in April.