Speller Metcalfe to build £6M Hereford Medical Centre
Utilising the PIC Framework, healthcare property developers Prime PLC have appointed national building contractor Speller Metcalfe to build a £6M GP healthcare hub in the centre of Hereford.
The medical centre will be built on a site close to the railway station in the heart of the city and will house five established city surgeries which are operated by the newly formed Hereford Medical Group.
Greyfriars, Moorfield House, Aylestone Hill, Sarum house and King Street GP surgeries will join together under one roof to provide more accessible, efficient and up-to-date primary care services to their patients, as well as offering specialist services for patients from other city practices.
The health centre has been designed by Worcester-based architects One Creative Environments to be a highly sustainable and energy efficient building and will include facilities for an on-site pharmacy, 92 parking spaces, 14 cycle stands and an ambulance bay.
Speller Metcalfe, the award-winning, family-owned building contractor who are undertaking the build, are headquartered in nearby Malvern.
Group managing director for Speller Metcalfe, Des O’Neill, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to build the new Hereford Medical Centre through the PIC Framework.
“Speller Metcalfe has a wealth of experience in delivering the highest quality healthcare facilities and are very pleased to be part of this project which will improve access to healthcare services for the people of Hereford.
“As a company with its roots firmly in the three counties, we are very keen to support our local community and wherever possible will procure goods and services from the surrounding area throughout the build.”
Bob Smaylen, Development Director for Prime, said: “This project, which will provide a high quality, fit-for-purpose building for patients in Hereford, has been devised and driven forward by companies and individuals with strong ties to the area. We’re delighted to be taking the next step towards delivering this facility with local firm Speller Metcalfe.
Construction will start on site in January 2019 and the new surgery is expected to welcome patients in early 2020.