Refurbishment of the Pharmacy at the Old School Surgery, Bristol

The current pharmacy had outgrown the limited space available and needed to make some changes to improve the service that was offered to the patients.  A number of initial options were reviewed such as re-fitting the existing space or moving the pharmacy into another part of the building.

What we did

APM Healthcare worked with the surgery to identify a suitable solution for the pharmacy.

There was an unused meeting room adjacent to the waiting area which was an ideal location into which to move the pharmacy.
APM Healthcare worked with the pharmacy owner to design the pharmacy around the needs of the dispensary and how they worked to ensure that the pharmacy team could work efficiently.  We designed a solution which transformed the area into a welcoming, functional & open plan dispensary.
APM Healthcare managed the whole process from the feasibility stage to the initial design.  From which we then produced detailed design drawings, appointed a Structural Engineer and arranged the building control approvals. We liaised with the client on their exact requirements for bespoke joinery solutions, detailed design requirements and solutions for storage and security.
The project was managed by our own in house management team who looked at every detail of the project such as Health & Safety, minimising dust and noise and ensuring that the practice and pharmacy continued operating with minimum disruption during building work.

Skills Involved

Work Involved

  • Design & feasibility
  • Commissioning of specialist consultants (Structural Engineer)
  • Full project & site management service
  • Regulatory approvals
  • Structural building work
  • Installation of new air conditioning units and modification of mechanical ventilation
  • Installation of security roller shutters
  • Full bespoke joinery & installation
  • Installation of new flooring & suspended ceiling
  • Electrical, lighting design & installation
  • Data cabling
  • Fire & intruder alarm modifications
  • Commissioning and testing

Client Feedback

The client said

“APM Healthcare provided an exceptional service throughout the whole project, interpreting the needs of my business into a workable project design. The onsite team were excellent in maintaining the safe use of our busy waiting room and public areas whilst the work was taking place, ensuring minimal dust and noise allowing us to operate with little disruption.   I have no hesitation in recommending APM Healthcare.”

Jonathon Campbell, Superintendent Pharmacist & Pharmacy Manager, Old School Pharmacy