The £12.4 million Akerman is a flagship project in Lambeth Primary Care Trust’s overall strategy for improving primary care and enabling shift of resource and services from the acute to primary and community health settings.

The national award-winning health centre was delivered through the UK’s National Health Service Local Improvement Finance Trust initiative (LIFT) with AECOM working with the South London Health Partnership LIFT Co, developer Fulcrum and Lambeth PCT to implement an innovative funding model and achieve financial close as well as providing project management and health and safety services throughout the development period.

Cited as ‘a beacon for its community’, the centre accommodates a range of services including GP clinics, dentistry, children’s services, midwifery, primary care and community health services. It also provides a base for Lambeth’s school nurses, health visitors and district nurses and the council’s adults and community services team.