Assura completes £3.5m Victoria Park Health Centre in Leicester

23-Aug-2013

Eco-friendly development includes sustainable drainage system, air source heat pumps and a ‘bio-diverse’ roof

Work has been completed on the £3.5m Victoria Park Health Centre in Leicester.

The new 17,00sq ft eco-friendly medical centre will provide purpose-built accommodation for the local GP practice formerly based at the Freemen’s Common Health Centre.

The Victoria Park Health Centre has been carefully designed to incorporate environmental features including a sustainable drainage system, air source heat pumps and a ‘bio-diverse’ roof. The new building also has a nearby wetland area with native grass, wildflowers and a flower meadow. Internally, the centre will deliver both a welcoming and therapeutic environment for patients and visitors.

Simon Gould, development manager at Assura Group, said: “We’re very pleased to hand over the Victoria Park Health Centre to the GPs. The completed centre will enable the doctors to provide the local community with quality healthcare, as well as being pleasant to the eye and complementary to the surrounding greenery.”

Dr Pratima Khunti, lead GP at the practice, added: “We are delighted with the new surgery building. It is the realisation of many years work. It will be wonderful to work from premises that are fit for purpose, and I look forward to seeing the response from our patients.”

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Designed by architecture practice, West Hart Partnership, the centre was built by contractor, Primus.

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