New medical centre site visited by Portsmouth MP

A modern medical centre is taking shape in the heart of a Portsmouth community.

Highclere Medical Centre in Northern Road, Cosham, should be ready to welcome its first patients early next year.

The state-of-the-art surgery will include six consulting rooms, three treatment rooms and admin space, along with a bright and welcoming entrance and waiting area.

Penny Mordaunt, Portsmouth North MP, visited the construction site to view progress, accompanied by representatives from NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB).

“This is a great purpose-built facility which will provide more care and treatment options for north Portsmouth and help us retain staff,” she said.

The tour was led by Estates Architect and Senior Project Manager Kevin Walls with Site Manager Geoff Wardell from contractors BIS, who are working on behalf of Solent NHS Estates and Facilities.

Guests were able to get a first glimpse of how the modern centre, being built on a former car park, will look when completed later this year.

All main rooms will be located on the perimeter to access natural light.

Mark Young, Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities, said: “This smart new centre will offer modern health facilities where they are needed most.

“Designed with patients at its heart, the surgery will be extremely accessible, as well as providing a much-improved working environment for staff.”

Solent NHS Trust is continuing discussions with a local GP practice about a tenancy agreement for the new building.

CGI of new surgery courtesy of Hunters 




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