Case Study: Healthy Hyde Body and Mind Centre Clarendon Square Shopping Mall

Case Study: NHS Health Hub

Completed: September 2023

Client: Lancaster Maloney Martin/NHS- Healthy Hyde

Sector: Healthcare

Budget: £157,030

Services Used

Conversion of redundant retail outlet into state-of-the-art NHS health hub within a shopping centre in Hyde.


The site was previously a B&M Bargains outlet within the medium-sized indoor shopping centre Clarendon Shopping Mall, Hyde, Cheshire.

Project Overview:

The project consisted of refurbishing and converting a redundant retail store into a healthcare facility. The plans included eleven treatment rooms, a kitchen, a staff room and a reception/waiting area.

Contract Arrangements:

We were awarded the project based on price and reputation.

Scope of Works: Domestic Services

Meel Group installed domestic services throughout the building, including W/Cs and hot and cold feeds to each basin.
The correct water temperature for each hot tap was enabled by the installation of a thermal balancing valve at the end of each run.
We also installed a 300L hot water cylinder at the rear of the property in a repurposed W/C.

Healthcare DocM installation Cheshire Meel Group
Scope of Works: Sanitaryware

All sanitaryware installed was high-quality medical grade specification. As well as installing eleven basins, one in each treatment room, we also installed two Doc M accessible W/C washrooms and two standard W/Cs.

NHS DocM installation Cheshire Meel Group
Scope of Works: Air Conditioning

We supplied and installed Air conditioning in all treatment and communal rooms. The high-quality AC units we specified carry a ten-year warranty (dependent on annual servicing and maintenance).

AC installation NHS Cheshire experts meel group
Scope of Works: Ventilation

For ventilation purposes, the healthcare facility was divided into three zones.  

  • Communal areas.
  • Right-side treatment rooms.
  • Left-side treatment rooms. 

We installed a Lossnay unit in each zone, allowing the client to control each zone’s requirements. The ventilation system reduced cross-zone contamination by using a mix of extracted and fresh air, allowing clean air flow into each area.

Ventilation Installation Healthcare NHS Cheshire Meel Group
Project Challenges

We overcame the challenges of finding a viable route for the intake and exhaust of the ventilation due to the large number of services in this part of the building.

We worked as a team and surveyed the area to create a plan and route that would work; this involved working with the various trades on-site to achieve this successfully.

Skills Used:

At Meel Group we have fully integrated teams of project managers, designers and engineers.

  • M&E design
  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Heating engineers
  • Project management
Health & Safety:

At Meel Group, Health and Safety are paramount. All RAMs were in place, and we had no incidents during the project.
One aspect of H&S planning was the safe transportation of the heavy AC plant upstairs to its installation location; this was carried out safely using a stair lifter.


“The results of the installations are precisely what we wanted, and the client is pleased with the works we have provided. “