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£3 million fit-out underway on Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre

Date: 15 August 2018

 

£3million fit-out underway on the new Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre

Work on a £3million fit-out programme is well underway at the new Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre.

The continuing progress means patients are coming closer to receiving treatment in a high quality local centre once services move in next year.

The centre will house a GP surgery – the Knoll Medical Practice, which is relocating from their existing premises nearby – and a range of community health and wellbeing services, including out-patients.

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) is undertaking the £3million interior fit out programme on behalf of NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre is part of a wider programme by the CCG to improve health services across Bromley.

Catherine Webster, Senior Construction Manager at NHS Property Services, said: "This is an important stage in the process and we are now fully focussed on delivering the fit-out process.  This project is part of our work to ensure the NHS operates from modern, fit-for-purpose buildings."

Dr Andrew Parson, Clinical Chair of Bromley CCG said, "This is exciting progress for both our residents and the staff providing healthcare in Orpington.  Our patients tell us that they want more care delivered from easy to access, community facilities. The new centre will help us to do this by providing a range of services in a very high quality, purpose built environment which is local and accessible. It will also avoid many patients having to go to hospital for routine treatment."

The first patients are due to begin using the centre in mid-2019.

Dr Ruchira Paranjape, one of the GP partners at Knoll Medical Practice, said: "Our whole practice is very excited with the progress being made and looking forward to moving in next year. Our staff and patients will benefit from having modern and fit for purpose premises that will enable us to embrace opportunities to develop our services further."

Peter Smith, Managing Director, Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties, added: "The new health and wellbeing centre is an important addition to Orpington, particularly with the ongoing revitalisation of the town. The centre will play a vital role in the community, and provide improved, purpose-built healthcare facilities for both existing and new residents."

Brunswick Square, located on the site of the former Orpington Police Station, is owned by Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties), who purchased the site in Orpington town centre in 2015. The development is now home to 83 apartments, retail space and a café, alongside the new health and wellbeing centre.

NHSPS has agreed a lease on the ground and first floor of the seven-storey development for the new health facility.

A business case was developed which was approved by NHS England and the CCG. Patients and other local partners have been instrumental in the development of plans for the new centre.

ENDS

Photo: A computer generated image showing a general view of Berkeley’s development.

Note – This image doesn’t necessarily show the part of the development where the NHS facility will be.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

About NHS Property Services

NHS Property Services brings property and facilities management expertise to thousands of sites across the NHS estate. At a time of major change and increasing demand for the NHS, NHS Property Services is reducing costs, creating a more fit for purpose estate and generating vital funds that are being reinvested to support improvements in frontline patient care.

The company’s portfolio consists of 3,500 properties – worth over £3 billion – which represents around 10 percent of the entire NHS estate. The vast majority of our sites are used for clinical, local healthcare and fall into one of three categories: Health centres and GP surgeries; Hospitals/hospital-related properties; or Offices.

The company has a major role as both landlord and service provider for its NHS customers. Services fall into four main business areas:

1. Strategic estates planning – supporting our customers to deliver healthcare premises that meet future needs for patient services

2. Asset management – proactive asset management to create value and reduce overall costs of property

3. Construction project management – managing the development of new buildings and refurbishment of existing buildings, along with investment in our estate

4. Facilities management services – including health and safety, maintenance, electrical services, cleaning and catering

For more information please contact Alex Cameron, Communications Manager, on 01823 361375 or 07990 848906. For urgent out-of-hours media enquiries relating to NHS Property Services, please email media.enquiry@property.nhs.uk

See www.property.nhs.uk and follow us on Twitter @NHSProperty

 

 

  • Summary:

    Work on a £3million fit-out programme is well underway at the new Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre.

    The continuing progress means patients are coming closer to receiving treatment in a high quality local centre once services move in next year.

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