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Harold Wood Health Centre

North East London

Value: £2.5million

GIA: 1,600m2

Bringing diagnostics and intermediary care into the community

BDH Community Ventures were commissioned by Havering PCT to convert a disused data centre into a modern Health Centre facility, ensuring compliancy with new health care standards, and moving care from local hospitals into the community.


We analysed healthcare trends in the area, tailoring services to meet the needs of the community and providing seamless care pathways to save time and patient back logs. The new polyclinic provides a range of services from minor injury units to diagnostic and phlebotomy facilities.


The building was officially opened on Friday 17th December 2010 by Angela Watkinson, MP for Hornchurch and Upminster. Since opening, the walk in centre has been a one stop shop for local residents easing the pressure from Queen’s Hospital A&E Department by providing treatment for minor ailments and injuries.


Adding value

  • Utilising our specialist knowledge in health care premises provision to provide unique solutions to the community

  • Delivered the first Changing Places toilet in the UK within a Polyclinic setting

  • Fully managed and procured all the design and construction services to provide a one-stop shop solution

  • Using our unique Value for Money toolkit to carry out financial checks at key stages of the procurement process

  • Easing pressure from local hospitals and moving care into communities

  • Sponsored community artwork produced locally by Age Concern and local children

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