New Health Facility, Wickford

Client: Basildon Borough Council
Value: £2.5m
Contract Period: 52 Weeks
Form of Contract: JCT Design&B
Architect: Gibberds
Structural Engineer: Ellis & Moore
Contract Administrator: Potter Raper

Apex Contractors were appointed to design and build a new Doctors Surgery on the land of the historic Wickford Market in Essex for the NHS.

Project Details:-

  • Foundations consisted of CFA Piles to a depth of 22m. Construct pile caps and reinforced concrete beams with holding down bolts for steel frame structure.
  • Full steel framed structure bolted down to the foundations. 
  • Substructure walls with drainage and service ducts.
  •  Block & beam Floor.
  •  Ayreshire metal framework including insulation and ties for masonry construction.
  •  Façade consisted of Permarock rendered blockwork, face brickwork with stone cills and headers to windows and stone band at first floor level.
  •  Roof was constructed in timber with a tiled mono pitch trussed roof forming the edge protection to the main cut to falls roof, covered in a single ply membrane.
  •  Full internal fit out with metal stud walls with acoustic plasterboard. Ceilings were mixed MF and suspended with tiles. Floors were vinyl and carpet throughout.
  •  A lift was installed with 2 No. concrete staircases either end of the building.
  • The Building was designed with both mechanical vented and natural fresh air.
  •  The entire construction was built under NHS strict guidelines as well as British Standards Code of Practice.
  •  Externally we constructed a 24 bay car park with subtle landscaped areas around the building.