Great North Air Ambulance Eaglescliffe, UK
A new £3m Headquarters and Hangar Facility for the Great North Air Ambulance service.
Progress House, a new Headquarters and Hangar Facility for the Great North Air Ambulance service provides life-saving cover across the region, enabling GNAA to transfer the victims of medical emergencies and accidents to regional hospitals including James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Started in 2015, and having been through a number of site options and iterations, we are proud to have completed the new headquarters facility for Great North Air Ambulance service which sits adjacent to Teeside Airport.
Our brief was to identify a way of locating most of the charity’s key operations onto one site, enabling them to reduce operational overheads and improve the overall efficiency of the charity.
The project involved the complete renovation of the former Elementis Chromium site at Urlay Nook, near Eaglescliffe. The existing accommodation underwent a radical redesign to provide a permanent home for the GNAA doctors, pilots, paramedics, administrators, fundraisers and the PR and marketing team.
In addition, we were asked to design and deliver a new a 1400sq.m hangar capable of housing three helicopters, a maintenance and mechanical area, and medical equipment stores. The new building also houses Medical Centre of Excellence which will enable the GNAA to build upon the outstanding research it has already completed on clinical innovations.
“The primary team led by Simon Crowe throughout the project proved to be extremely receptive to all our requirements in addition to advising and improving on our initial plans, guiding us through the tender process to appoint the main contractor, the team could not have been more helpful.”
Grahame Pickering, Chief Executive, Great North Air Ambulance
The Great North Air Ambulance service is one of Corstorphine & Wright’s nominated charities.
This has been a brilliant project and over the past few years we have really enjoyed learning more about the incredible work that the charity do and we hope the teams enjoy working out of their new facility.