Work starts on new £3.8 million surgery in Gloucestershire

GVA Health Centre to open in Autumn 2018

GVA have announced that building work on a new £3.8 million GP surgery in Kingsway, Gloucestershire, has officially commenced.

GVA has been working with Rosebank Health, which will run the new premises, on the delivery of the new surgery, providing a range of services from site purchase advice to architectural and construction management.

The new surgery will have the capacity to cater for approximately 13,000 patients, significantly improving access to GP services for the local population.

It is anticipated that Rosebank Health’s total number of patients will rise up to 30,000 across its three sites over the next few years.

The new building, which will take approximately 12 months to complete, will be built to modern, state-of-the-art specifications, and will include ten consulting rooms, alongside four rooms which can be used flexibly for treatments and minor operations.

There will also be first-rate facilities for reception and administration staff as well as an on-site pharmacy.

Wyndham Parry, Practice Manager at Rosebank Health said: “We aim to create an attractive, modern, light and airy building which will be welcoming to both patients and staff. We are really pleased that building work is finally underway, and are excited to see how the building progress over the coming months.”

The development also includes training and meeting rooms, which will facilitate education and shared learning. These facilities will also allow other health and social care professionals and specialists to provide services for the local people.

Matthew Culverwell at GVA, added: “We’ve been working closely with the GPs for a number of years and this is a great example of how we are able to offer clients a full service across different specialist disciplines, assisting initially with the business case for a new surgery linked to the new housing growth at Kingsway, including financial viability and funding negotiations with the NHS.

“Site search and acquisition, planning, pharmacy letting, as well as architectural and construction management services followed.”

Rosebank Health anticipates that the building will be available for use from autumn 2018.

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