Construction starts on new Hereford Medical Centre
Speller Metcalfe has started construction on the new Hereford Medical Centre following the agreement of a £9m funding deal undertaken by developers Prime PLC and the NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
To mark the occasion, a ground-breaking ceremony was held on the site on Station Approach. Attendees included Jesse Norman MP for Hereford, Councillor Brian Wilcox chairman of Herefordshire Council, Dr Ian Tait, Chair of the NHS Herefordshire CCG alongside Dr Jonathan Duffett and Dr Andy Watts who will be practicing at the modern surgery once it is complete. Senior staff from Speller Metcalfe and Prime were also there to celebrate the milestone.
The Hereford Medical Centre is being built on behalf of the Hereford Medical Group, to provide a modern and inviting healthcare environment for patients who currently access their GP services at the Greyfriars Surgery, Moorfield House Surgery, Aylestone Hill Surgery, King Street Surgery or Sarum House.
The five City practices will be located under one roof once the purpose-built Hereford Medical Centre is completed in 2020, in a move which will provide a more sustainable and efficient primary care service for the community. Quay House Medical Centre, South Wye Medical Centre and Bobblestock Surgery will remain open once the new surgery is open.
Malvern-based building contractor Speller Metcalfe have been chosen to deliver the Hereford Medical Centre scheme, which is expected to take 15 months, ready to welcome patients from Autumn 2020.
Steve Speller, joint owner of Speller Metcalfe said: “We are looking forward to working in partnership with Prime and the Herefordshire CCG to realise this project which will play a vital role in improving access to healthcare for those across the region.
“Our local base and extensive experience across the healthcare sector means we are well equipped to deliver this new and important facility to the highest quality whilst utilising local labour and suppliers wherever possible.”