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Behind the scenes at West Gorton’s new primary care premises

As the leading developer in the healthcare sector Assura have been working to develop the concept of Zero Energy healthcare premises. Bringing together existing sustainable design practices and construction techniques the concept aims to deliver premises with negligible energy use, aiming to alleviate running costs for our tenants.

The contrast between this surgery’s old building – with its lack of natural light, metal shutters and decaying exterior – and its brand new space just across the road in West Gorton, Greater Manchester could hardly be more striking. But this building will be unique for more than just its visual design. Using the very latest in solar technology, it is designed to be carbon neutral, generating its own energy for heating and lighting.