Fit out of Felixstowe Pharmacy
Central Surgery, Felixstowe, Suffolk

Felixstowe Pharmacy has secured a pharmacy contract to open at the Central Surgery in Felixstowe with a 12-month plan of moving to a new purpose-built medical centre. The pharmacy had two main requirements for APM Healthcare, to fit out the pharmacy unit in the new medical centre and, because the pharmacy contract had to initially open at the existing surgery premises, they needed a temporary modular building to operate from whilst the new primary care centre was under construction.

What we did

APM Healthcare arranged the planning application, project planning and deployment of a 3 Bay modular unit connected by a covered walkway to the old main surgery building.

The modular building was fitted out as a fully functional pharmacy unit, complete with all service connections.  The unit was occupied for a period of just over 12 months when the pharmacy contract moved to the new purpose built medical centre on Grove Road.
The second phase of the development was to provide the full turnkey solution design and fit out of the new shell unit at Grove Road Medical Centre.
APM Healthcare provided a full design and fit out solution for Felixstowe Pharmacy.  The project was managed from the early stages to ensure the client had input into the design and specification of the shell.
APM Healthcare worked with the client, developer and design team to ensure the fit out was integrated and sympathetic to the main design solution for the new centre.
The skilled onsite installation team worked with the main contractor to provide a fully fitted unit that exceeded the expectations of the client.

Skills Involved

Work Involved

  • Design & feasibility
  • Full project & site management service
  • Regulatory approvals
  • Installation of new air conditioning units and mechanical ventilation
  • Installation of security roller shutters
  • Full bespoke joinery & installation
  • Installation of new flooring & suspended ceiling
  • Electrical, lighting design & installation
  • Plumbing
  • Data cabling
  • Fire & intruder alarm Installation
  • Signage
  • Commissioning and testing

Client Feedback

The client said

“Relocating to a purpose built pharmacy unit at the new Grove Medical Centre was a daunting prospect but the team at APM Healthcare ensured that it all went without a hitch. The planning that went into the design and fit out was exhaustive. The whole pharmacy team are delighted with the results but most importantly so are our customers. We have already seen an 18% increase in business in the two months alone. I would strongly recommend any pharmacy owner looking at developing or re-fitting their pharmacy to talk to the team at APM Healthcare.”
Mr Ahmed Lulat – Pharmacy Manager, Felixstowe Pharmacy

“We had plans in place to relocate our surgery into a private developer led scheme and were experiencing a number of challenges. APM Healthcare gave us valuable advice and support that enabled us to negotiate effectively with our new landlords and the NHS to deliver a new building that worked for us as a practice. We now have the building our patients need and a well-designed pharmacy as part of the overall service provision. I can’t thank Andrew and his team enough!”
Dr Stephen Feltwell – GP Partner, Grove Medical Centre