A picture of Foleshill Health Centre

Awards for Foleshill Health Centre the UK’s greenest health care building

On Thursday 2 September, Foleshill Health Centre won the Offsite Award and was Highly Commended in the Value Award at the Constructing Excellence East Midlands ceremony.  We were shortlisted for three other awards Building Project of the Year, Sustainability and for the Integration + Collaboration award with our build delivery partners Portakabin, Tooley Foster (Architects) and AECOM (infrastructure specialists).

Pictured: Julian Humphreys, Programme Manager for Community Health Partnerships was at the award ceremony with Liam Fitzsimons (Aecom), Dr Penny Carey (Sustainability Lead Portakabin) and Rebecca Lindridge (AECOM) on the right.

“Winning the Constructing Excellence East Midlands Offsite Award and being Highly Commended in the Value category, is great external validation of the work done by the CHP team in delivering the UK’s greenest health building”, said Eugene Prinsloo, Developments Director at CHP.

There are more awards ceremonies including Construction Excellence West Midlands on 10 September, then the Offsite Awards (21 September) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) on 14 October 2021 with more award shortlist announcements due.

Look around Foleshill Health Centre

Watch our YouTube video with drone footage and some key facts about Foleshill Health Centre – the first UK  health centre built to meet international Passivhaus standards for low energy usage and sustainability.

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire visited Foleshill Health Centre

On 24 August, the team from BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio ‘Breakfast Show with Phil Upton’ visited Foleshill Health Centre to look around the new building.  Richard Williams, the journalist, interviewed Julian Humphreys from CHP and Dr Chris Taggart, Medical Director of Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance (the GP provider organisation).

Watch the timelapse video of the Foleshill build created by the BBC team.

Listen to the background to the story and interviews (8mins49secs) produced by BBC CWR here and the  BBC Radio CWR Facebook post here.


Side image of Foleshill Health Centre

Side view of Foleshill Health Centre


Foleshill Health Centre reception and waiting area


Foleshill Health Centre Consulting Room


Foleshill Health Centre Treatment Room

Foleshill Health Centre is the UK’s greenest health centre – a model for the future for the NHS

The award-winning £3.3m primary health care centre was completed in June 2021. The GP team from Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance started seeing patients in mid-August 2021.  Practical completion took place during the Covid-19 pandemic – 10 months from the start of the build to a finished facility.

  • First UK Passivhaus healthcare building in the UK – Currently awaiting certification
  • An example for future sustainable NHS estate design
  • Achieved energy performance rating (EPC) A and built to achieve BREEAM Excellent
  • A partnership between CHP and Coventry and Warwickshire CCG.

CHP chose the Passivhaus approach for its overall sustainability ethos with low running costs and health benefits.  Passivhaus buildings are largely heated by sunlight, people and appliances with a very small heating system for very cold weather and are highly insulated.

Entrance to Foleshill Health Centre – The UK’s greenest healthcare building 2021

7 September 2021

Delivery partners:

Portakabin (Main contractor), Tooley Foster Architects (Passivhaus experts), AECOM infrastructure consultants and Arden Estate Partnerships Limited (development management).

Constructing Excellence East Midlands – Winner of the Offsite Award and Highly Commended in the Value Award (2 Sept 2021).
Constructing Excellence West Midlands – Winner Sustainability, Winner Offsite, Winner Value and ‘Winner of Winners’ (10 September 2021).

Find out about Passivhaus: Passivhaus Trust Video: Passivhaus explained in 90 seconds

Read more:
News about Foleshill Health Centre, Coventry

Photography: Beth Walsh
Drone/Timelapse: Heavy-Duty Time-Lapse

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