Work begins on £5m Shifnal and Priorslee Medical Practice in Shropshire

By Jo Makosinski | Published: 26-Jan-2023

Integrated health centre is part of 'super surgery' project

Contractor, Speller Metcalfe, has started work on the new £5m Shifnal and Priorslee Medical Practice in Shropshire.

The facility will house a number of healthcare specialists and provide state-of-the-art medical care, doctors’ offices, and a dental practice for the local community.

It will form part of Teldoc, an overarching ‘super surgery’ incorporating medical centres across Telford.

Dr Rashpal Bhachu, vice chairman and director of operations at Teldoc, said: “With our passion and vision to provide quality and innovative primary care services, we are excited to see the plans for this medical centre come to fruition.

“The residents of Shifnal and the expanding population are long overdue a purpose-built, futureproof facility and we’re glad that the team is now on site.”

The development will house GPs and a dental centre

The development will house GPs and a dental centre

A total of 13 consultation, office, and treatment rooms are included in the plan of works.

Located off Haughton Road, the facility will address the rapidly-expanding population of Shifnal. This will include extending opening hours and increasing the range of integrated services.

The project is also giving special consideration to the native wildlife through the introduction of hedgehog holes, bird and bat boxes, and other habitat-related measures, which sit alongside further sustainability highlights on site. This includes the installation of PV roof panels so the centre can use solar energy to offset the use of traditional gas and electric, as well as buried drainage tanks to ensure ground water does not flood the area in heavy rain conditions.

Rob Lashford, divisional director at Speller Metcalfe, said: “The start of a new project is an exciting time for our team, the client, and the community we are serving.

“The new medical centre is a significant investment into the town and we’re looking forward to furthering our relationship with the NHS.”

The building has been designed by Bundred and Goode Architects on behalf of Aequitas Shifnal.

It is set to open in late 2023.

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