BSP Consulting is celebrating the news that a new medical centre which benefited from the firm’s civil, structural and geotechnical engineering expertise has been named the best health property in the UK.

Freshney Green Primary Care Centre in Grimsby scooped the HealthInvestor Property of the Year Award.

BSP’s Derby office provided civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services for the project from conception through to completion in association with Ashby de la Zouch developer LSP Developments and Tamworth architects West Hart Partnership Ltd.

“It is great news to hear that the Freshney Green Primary Care Centre scheme has won the HealthInvestor Property of the Year Award. BSP Consulting is delighted and proud to have been part of the team that helped win this award,” said BSP managing director David Sumner.

The panel of judges commented that “the winning development provided excellent value for money and provided innovative ways to provide for future flexibility. It has a strong, simple design that successfully reconciles the needs of multiple users. “

BSP carried out the ground investigation, flood risk assessment, and were responsible for all the structural and civil engineering for the three-storey medical centre, which now houses three GP practices with more than 32,000 patients, as well as a range of associated health services such as a pharmacy, podiatry clinic and dentistry.

Freshney Green Primary Care Centre was the third medical centre of this type that BSP Consulting has worked on. The firm is currently involved with a similar, but larger, scheme in Blackpool that’s due for completion in 2011.

The 7012 sqm Freshney Green Primary Care Centre was up against strong competition from a short-listed group of seven healthcare premises across the UK that were completed in 2009. The scheme was praised by the judges for its high-quality design, affordability and strong stakeholder relationship.

BSP Consulting, which has offices at Pride Park, Derby, Oxford Street, Nottingham, and De Montfort Street, Leicester, was named Consultant of the Year 2009 at the East Midlands Property Dinner. The firm provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents.