The exciting Merthyr Health Park development is a £25m three storey health and well-being unit. This project aimed to address the health inequalities for people living in the local area whilst bringing together health, wellbeing and social care services all under one roof.

RVW undertook a number of site appraisals considering the transportation, drainage implications, ground conditions and site constraints for each site to enable the most appropriate site to be chosen. This high level assessment was critical in ensuring

The project was delivered with an emphasis on early integration of the whole design team with client and key stakeholders, which brought about better cost certainty, programme efficiency, high standards of health and safety and high environmental performance

Innovative modern methods of construction (MMC) were adopted on the project to drive efficiency of build. The MMC consisted of a prefabricated precast panel system for both floors and walls delivered to site and erected to form the building envelope and internal floors. This innovative form of construction brought about a time savings on programme and meant a large portion of the building could be manufactured off-site, reducing site labour by considerably.

Project Achieved BREEAM Excellent

Project Client

Cwm Taf Health Board

Architect

BPD

Project Value

£25m

Completion Date

2012