Primary Healthcare & NHS

Growing capacity and increasing access. From secondary to primary care, Thomas Vale is deeply involved in healthcare infrastructure. With over 50 years experience working within the public and private healthcare sector, our experience enables us to manage risks so that vital services and resources are not disrupted.

Whether you are an NHS Trust needing to extend your A & E Department, a local medical centre or an expanding private healthcare and retirement provider, we can help. We approach every project with the view to ensuring a positive experience for everyone involved. Our aim is to achieve no disruption of day to day operations and facilities, ensuring a quiet and comfortable environment for patients. Through a good understanding of the GP, Consultant and Patient perspective, we are able to deliver new facilities which exceed national targets without compromising local needs.

Our commitment to high quality, sustainable designs ensures that our Clients will receive the best facilities possible from which to deliver healthcare.

Hartshill Medical Centre and Pharmacy

Contract Value: £2.6 million


Built in partnership with the existing Hartshill Surgery, NHS Stoke-on-Trent, Prime plc and Prima 200, the North Staffordshire LIFT.


The new facility, which was the first to be built under the latest building regulations in Stoke-on-Trent, was been designed by healthcare specialists One Creative Environments Ltd in consultation with Hartshill Surgery and the local community and residents association.

The single storey 800 sq m building provides a range services including an onsite pharmacy and a multi-purpose room for the 6,300 patients currently registered at Hartshill Surgery, as well as allowing space for the practice to grow.


In addition, the centre’s larger and better equipped treatment rooms mean that it is able to offer minor surgery procedures.

Glebefields NHS Health Centre

Contract Value: £6.5 million 

The new two-storey centre will serve 35,000 patients and include health services such as GP practices from the existing Glebefields Practice and the Swanpool Medical Centre, as well as community clinics, dental and foot health services, a GP referral centre and a minor treatment suite along with a pharmacy and opticians. The Scheme is a project between Sandwell Primary Care Trust, Sandwell MBC and LiftCo - a public/private partnership that designs, builds and funds new public infrastructure buildings. The work is part of the Right Care Right Here programme and will be a one-stop-shop for health services.

Elgar Unit, Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Contract Value: £1.6million

Internal adaption’s and extension to the existing single storey healthcare facility known as Elgar Unit, West Wing to create a 12 bed Psychiatric unit within the existing ward accommodation together with 2 new entrance extensions, and associated modifications to the mechanical and electrical services installations and drainage. This facility provides beds for those with extreme mental illness including paranoid schizophrenics, people with drug induced psychosis, manic depression, amongst other items.

Shelton Primary Care LIFT Project

Contract Value: £4.4 million

Regeneration of an inner city brownfield site, adjacent to the Cauldon Canal, to provide a new state of the art Primary Care Centre. The three-storey construction combines three local Doctor’s Surgeries and also provides an integral Pharmacy Facility.

The objective was to provide a modern care centre for the people of Shelton in Stoke on Trent.

BUPA Care Home

Contract Value: £3.8 million

The works consist of the demolition of an existing house, Orchard House and the clearance of an adjacent Builders’ Yard, followed by the construction of a two and three storey 65-bed care home together with lounge facilities, offices, kitchen facilities, laundry stores and plant room.

Japanese knotweed has been identified on the site and Thomas Vale are working in close consultation with the Environmental Agency to ensure its removal complies with current Environmental Legislation.

Procure 21

Contract Value: £2.1million

Demolition of an existing Primary School including asbestos removal. The main build was a traditional construction of strip foundations, brick/blockwork superstructure with beam and block ground floor and PCC planks to the first floor level, the roof was split at three levels. Firstly at two storey level over the accommodation there was a metsec curved roof, the link at ground floor level was a traditional pitch roof and finally the reception/treatment area at a high level ground floor was mono pitch Parralam timber construction. All roof finishes was kalzip with an aluminium bull nose eaves detail.

The project was unique as it was the first intermediate care facility to be built in the UK (Under the P21 Scheme).