New medical centre to open in Hastings

Designed by Brock Carmichael, St Leonards Medical Centre will bring together a range of services

The building will house two GP surgeries and a pharmacy, alongside other facilities
The building will house two GP surgeries and a pharmacy, alongside other facilities

Work has been completed on a new £5.5m medical centre in St Leonards, Hastings.

Designed by Brock Carmichael, the three-storey, 20,000sq ft St Leonards Medical Centre houses two GP surgeries and a pharmacy.

Located in Bexhill Road next to West St Leonards Community Centre, it was designed and built to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability standard, with a rooftop HVAC plantroom, 26 consulting rooms, six treatment rooms, and a Skype-enabled consulting and training suite. 

It is designed to act as a modern health hub for up to 20,000 patients in the south west area of Hastings. 

It will house the Carisbrooke Surgery and the High Glades Medical Centre and will be able to facilitate services currently offered by other providers, helping to ease pressure on the local hospital.

Brock Carmichael’s design and access statement states: “The need for this development is very clear. 

“Over the past few years, West St Leonards has had to cope with the closure of two surgeries, South Saxon and Essenden Road, with patients having to travel further to access healthcare.”

The building, funded and acquired by Warrington-based specialist primary care investor, Assura, was built by south east main contractor, Westridge Construction, with work continuing throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Ashley Seymour, senior development manager at Assura, said: “We are delighted to have helped this important primary care centre come to fruition and are really pleased with the team, which has managed to deliver it on time, despite the pandemic. 

“We are confident that the new facility will transform healthcare provision in this area and have a positive long-term impact on the community.”

 

 

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