Hoskins Architects were commissioned to design Blackburn Partnership Centre in West Lothian to bring together services for both NHS Lothian and West Lothian Council. The project was delivered by Hub South East and built by Graham Construction Ltd.
The 3,000 m2 centre combines a library, sports hall, community centre, early years centre, youth centre and a dental practice together with a GP surgery. Individual departments are arranged around a central double-height internal street which is open-plan to the library. The building overlooks a new public square which connects the building with the adjacent shopping centre. Consulting rooms look out onto a private courtyard at the rear and the early years centre has a dedicated garden to the east of the building. The building is clad in a pale coloured brick with large areas of curtain walling and timber defining the entrance. The building achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ at design stage and incorporates roof mounted photovoltaic panels. The project was completed and ready to welcome staff and patients in the autumn of 2017.