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Hydrock supports Wiltshire Council to deliver community health and wellbeing centres

1st Mar 2016

Working under a four-year Professional Services partnering framework, Hydrock is providing structural and civil engineering services to Wiltshire Council to help deliver a strategic building programme that will maximise their property estate and reduce operational costs by around 40%.

To date, under this framework, Hydrock has been appointed to deliver health and wellbeing centres for communities in Salisbury, Tisbury, and Cricklade. Each centre will combine a range of facilities and services for local people which can include leisure, libraries, health centre, children’s centre, pre-school and space for learning and skills development.

Speaking about our work, Keith Johnston, Technical Director in Hydrock’s Structural Engineering business said: “We have been working with local communities across Wiltshire to develop and facilitate the delivery of these new health and wellbeing centres which will co-locate existing council services in new purpose built accommodation at strategic locations. Long-term flexibility in the use of space is a fundamental in the design of these sustainable and energy efficient buildings.”

In addition to the health and wellbeing centres, Hydrock has also been commissioned on the structural and civil engineering design on a range of other projects, including four in the last six months. These other projects include Extra Carehome facilities in Devizes and Amesbury, the new Porton Incubator Unit – an £8.4m ‘start-up’ business office development next to Porton Down – and two schools: Old Sarum Primary School in Salisbury and St Michael’s Primary School in Larkhill. The structural design of the latter will help create an inspiring, naturally lit and ventilated environment for 420 pupils that offers long-term flexibility of space whilst maintaining the benefits of the intimacy of a village school.