Major £1.25m musculoskeletal variation and charity café completed at Nye Bevan House, Rochdale

Nye Bevan House, Rochdale, is now home to a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub including a gym for patients and offices for the clinical teams.  A £1.25m capital investment from CHP has been completed with an internal reconfiguration in the four-storey building built in 2008.

This variation work follows partnership working with Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG (now part of Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership), One Partnership, BRAHM LIFT Ltd, BRAHM FundCo 1 Ltd, Eric Wright Construction, and Eric Wright Facilities Management.

The changes now place the building even closer to the heart of the Rochdale community. For patients, there will now be less time travelling to hospital, a better overall patient experience and improvements to their quality of life.

This variation has reconfigured space on the ground floor and second floor for a musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic and treatment suite with a gym, and offices for the relevant healthcare service teams. The alteration of the ground floor space allows greater flexibility and increased privacy for patients. Consulting rooms have been constructed on the ground floor which was previously an open plan physiotherapy area. Reconfiguring the space on the second floor means the whole floor is fully utilized.

The InHealth Pain Service will also move into the new areas at Nye Bevan House from local outdated accommodation, further adding to treatment and support for patients.

“This major variation will provide the local community in Rochdale with care closer to home and will go some way to helping reduce the need to travel to hospital locations”

This is fantastic news for patients registered with GPs in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale as they will be able to get their assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions closer to home.

Current services in the building include Audiology, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Children’s Speech and Language Therapy.  There are four GP surgeries based in Nye Bevan House and a breast cancer screening service. There is also an optician, a pharmacy, and two dentists as well as a café in the building.

Wayne Ashton, Eric Wright Health and Care’s Partnering Director, said: “We’re pleased to help CHP and the NHS deliver this project. It will continue to support the health needs of communities across the region.’

“It is imperative that we make sure buildings are state of the art, well utilised and fit for purpose to meet the needs of the local population. We are excited to see how successful this building will be once completed.”

Rochdale Mind Café opens at Nye Bevan House

Alongside the new £1.25m investment, the building has seen the opening of a café with support from mental health charity, Mind working with One Partnership ( The Mind Café is a space where members of the public and staff can go to have lunch or a coffee and talk about how they are feeling. Initiatives such as this further place our buildings at the heart of their community.

Andy Muir, Regional Director for the North-West at CHP said: “This major variation will provide the local community in Rochdale with care closer to home and will go some way to helping reduce the need to travel to hospital locations to receive their treatment.’

“Furthermore, I’m incredibly proud to support the new Mind café which has just opened. This fantastic facility will provide anyone using the building with a convenient space to enjoy and make use of throughout the day. We’re delighted to be part of such an initiative alongside our LIFTCO partners.”

Sustainable facilities in CHP buildings

Our buildings are specifically designed to be flexible sustainable facilities to accommodate future changes, meet the needs of building users and maximise value for money.  Please contact our Developments Director, more details on Developing Infrastructure page.

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26 July 2022

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