Bolton One Wellbeing Centre
Bolton One Wellbeing Centre is a healthcare, leisure and research centre that combines a range of facilities in a single, integrated complex. As Lead Consultant and Architect, IBI Group designed the building around its integrated functionality to serve the needs of three key organisations brought together under one roof.
ClientEric Wright Group for Bolton Rochdale Heywood and Middleton LIFT, NHS Bolton, University of Bolton, Bolton Council
A unique and visionary partnership of healthcare, leisure and research
Bolton One Wellbeing Centre is designed to reflect its civic importance and leverage its leading edge approach to the provision of multiple services under one roof. The building serves the needs of three organisations; the NHS, Bolton Council and the University of Bolton. The design strategy developed by IBI acknowledges the individual corporate identity of each organisation, but brings these together as part of a unified solution applied across the building.
IBI Group also led the development and implementation of an arts strategy reflecting the nature of the building and its users as well as its civic importance, including specially commissioned art installations by artists Nicole Heidtke and Stefan Baumberger, and artwork from the University’s public art course.
The goal of the project was to create a shared facility that would serve three client groups, enabling direct integration of services while promoting an inclusive and sustainable facility. Each group is allocated its own identifiable spaces within the building but these are interlinked to enable the sharing of facilities and access.
In use, the building functions as a “one-stop-shop”, catering for a range of needs, but is also a major landmark in the regeneration of Bolton Town Centre.
Public Sector Team of the Year
By North West Property Awards
Best Future Healthcare Design Concept
By Building Better Healthcare Awards
Community Buildings Category,
By LABC Building Excellence Awards
Chair of NHS Bolton
Dr. George Holmes
University of Bolton
Eric Wright Group Ltd.