New medical centre set to open in Hastings

Brock Carmichael-designed facility delivered on time, despite COVID restrictions

The new St Leonards Medical Centre will provide a range of services to reduce pressure on acute hospitals

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

Designed by Liverpool architectural firm, Brock Carmichael, the £5.5m facility houses two GP surgeries and a pharmacy and is located next to West St Leonards Community Centre.

The three-storey building, with a total floorspace on 20,000 sq ft, was designed and built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability standards, with a rooftop HVAC plantroom, 26 consulting rooms, two GP surgeries, a pharmacy, six treatment rooms, and a Skype-enabled consulting and training suite.

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

A spokesman for Brock Carmichael, said: “The need for this development is very clear.

The building is arranged over three floors and includes two GP surgeries

“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 contractor Westridge Construction, and was completed to time and within budget.

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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