Truro Health Park and Praze-an-Beeble Health Centre have been shortlisted for the national Partnerships Bulletin Awards. Double success for Truro Health Park , which has been shortlisted for Best Community/User Involvement Project award and Best Designed Project award. Praze-an-Beeble Health centre has also been shortlisted for the Best Designed Project Award.
The Partnerships Bulletin Awards reward the joint efforts of public and private sector partners to improve community services. The Best Community/User Involvement award aims to recognise projects where there is evidence of an outstanding commitment to involving the local community in the structure or practice of the project.
Community / user involvement in the project was critical for such a significant development as Truro Health Park, NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and Community 1st Cornwall in partnership delivered an ongoing community / user involvement programme supported by Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
The programme of community engagement was linked to an ‘Arts for Health’ project to involve the community in the design and development of the building. The project aimed to assist in the creation of an innovative and high-quality environment, to integrate the historical and aspirational elements of health services in Truro and to create an environment that demonstrates how creativity and the arts contribute to improving health and wellbeing.
Truro Health Park together with Praze-an-Beeble Health Centreare among the potential winners of the Best Designed Project award and that is recognition of the high quality design, effective functionality and flexibility of the buildings, as well as innovative approach and contribution to environmental sustainability. Both facilities were designed by bluesky architects (www.blueskyinspired.co.uk).