New Medical Practice for Emsworth exceeds expectations
The much-anticipated new GP surgery for Emsworth opened its doors to patients in July 2021. The former Victoria Cottage Hospital was transformed into a health setting fit for the 21st Century after GPs, staff and patients struggled to cope on their cramped existing site over the road in North Street.
The £3.5m scheme involved a redevelopment of the hospital site with some new build. Works included: demolishing single-storey outbuildings; providing a new rear single-storey extension to the main building; installing a new lift shaft; roofing and canopy construction; complete reconfiguration of rooms, and extensive internal and external decorations. Dr Abu Chinwala, GP partner, Emsworth Medical Practice commented:
“Our existing site was not purpose-built and has long been out-grown by the community it serves. Our new building exceeds our expectations. Our staff love it and I’m sure our patients will too.”
The site is located close to the centre of Emsworth and supports the vibrancy of the town centre by increasing the footfall and attracting people to the high street. It is also well served by public transport, with a bus stop located immediately outside and a train station nearby, making it extremely convenient for patients and staff to travel to. gbpartnerships consult, on behalf of Hampshire LIFT Limited, produced both the outline and full business case and supported the local NHS to engage with the public.
gbpartnerships manage, on behalf of Hampshire LIFT Limited, provided project management services for the build, overseeing the design and construction of the project on behalf of the CCG and the GPs, with NHS Property Services acting as landlord.
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