Cwmbran Community Surgery

Works undertaken: Feasibility and planning, detailed design and tender, and overseeing the contract and project

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The Brief:

RA Architects were contacted by Cwmbran Village Surgery 25 years after they had opened their doors, with the aim of resolving several design challenges that the surgery faced.

Early on, it was established that the main problems currently faced by the surgery was: too small a space for the number of patients registered, poor internal layout and a lack of consulting and treatment rooms.

A long overdue update was needed, and a single-storey front extension and second-storey side extension were proposed. The single-storey extension was hoped to expand the reception and administration spaces whilst the two-storey extension would house consulting rooms to the side of the building.

This particular project required the use of all 3 stages of our work; Concept Design & Planning, Detailed Design & Tender and Project Admin & Construction.


Stages of the Project:

This particular project required the use of all 3 stages of our work; Concept Design & Planning, Detailed Design & Tender and Project Admin & Construction.

We provided a number of design options for the practice and worked together to choose the best plans for the practice. We then prepared the final design to be put through Torfaen County Council Planning Department and submitted the planning application on behalf of our clients. Following this we liaised with the Torfaen County Council in order to achieve a positive result.

The next stage was to provide a detailed design. Using our extensive knowledge of construction and building regulations, we created detailed drawings for the builders to work from.

Following on from this, we consulted with engineers, building control and other necessary professionals to ensure that the project was completely buildable and compliant. A tender package was then administered to numerous building contractors, again to guarantee the best quality and price for the works to be carried out. The clients selected White Brothers & Speed.

We then administered the contract between White Brothers & Speed and Cwmbran Village Surgery which was based upon our detailed drawings and our knowledge of construction laws and contract negotiation.

Throughout the process we carried out regular visits and checked-in on the building works to ensure that work was being delivered in line with RA Architects’ standards, drawings & regulations and was to the standard allowed for in the tender.

Completed Project: