09 May 2011,

Barnsley Community Solutions - Hoyland Centre Shortlisted at National Awards

Barnsley Community Solutions is pleased to announce that the state-of-the-art healthcare facility "The Hoyland Centre" currently in the final phase of construction in the town of Barnsley has been shortlisted for a National Partnerships Bulletin Award.

The healthcare facility has been shortlisted in the category of 'Best Healthcare Project' for the awards ceremony to be held at the prestigious London Hilton Park Lane.

The Hoyland Centre totals 2,726 m2 arranged over two floors. The facility is designed and will be constructed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent certification which ensures excellence in design and sustainability. The centre will incorporate renewable energy technologies including; a green roof, air source heat pumps and rainwater harvesting, reducing its carbon footprint and lowering energy costs.

The project is being developed under the 'Local Investment Finance Trust' (LIFT) programme which brings together both public and private sector partners. The facility is being developed jointly with Barnsley Council and NHS Barnsley to enable high quality service delivery at a local level.

Services available at The Hoyland Centre will include: three GP practices, Barnsley Connects, community learning kitchen, library, learning centre, children and family services, pharmacy and provision for a mobile MRI scanner.

"The new LIFT development at Hoyland is another first class example of effective partnership working. The primary care facilities are being integrated into the public realm and the public response to this is starting to bring back much needed confidence into this Town Centre. I am confident that once completed we shall have yet another facility that we will all be proud to have been involved with." - Tom Sheard, Chair of NHS Barnsley

The centre will be operational from August 2011 and will incorporate large scale community artwork.

The awards received a record number of entries this year and the ceremony will be held at the London Hilton Park Lane on May 12th 2011.

For further information please contact Barnsley Community Solutions LIFTCo