The detailed planning application for the new Medical Centre for Beaconsfield has been submitted for approval. The new building will accommodate both the Millbarn and Simpson GP practices along with a pharmacy and have access to 110 car parking spaces.
The site for the new Medical Centre is close to the Wyevale Garden Centre, fronting the A40, and will be accessed via Walkwood Rise. The development will be undertaken by the Practices development partner, Apollo Capital Projects Developments Ltd, an independent national Primary Care developer. The site, known locally as the Parkway Strip, is owned by Beaconsfield Town Council who support the community and health benefits the £8.25m investment will bring to all the residents of the town.
The modern 1,850sqm two storey development will comprise 30 clinical rooms including 5 treatment rooms and a Health Education room. The building has been designed to cater for up to 25,000 patients; that’s 5,000 more patients than both surgeries currently serve. The local population and number of patients will increase in the coming years with the planned housing developments in and around the town. This building therefore future proofs both practices and enables them to offer a wider range of services and improve access to all their patients.
Dr Steve Brown (Senior partner at Millbarn Medical Centre) said,
“I am very excited about working closely with the Simpson Centre in a brand-new surgery building. With a modern purpose-built surgery, we will be able to meet the needs of the increasing population of Beaconsfield and we will be in a position to continue to provide quality healthcare to all our patients for years to come. I would ask all our patients to support this once in a generation opportunity”
Dr Moona Rakhit (Senior partner at Simpson Centre) after serving the Beaconsfield community for 25 years commented,
“We are delighted that the plan which has been the subject of much discussion for several years is coming to fruition. We believe our patients and staff will all benefit from modern purpose-built premises, which will serve the Beaconsfield community for many years to come.”
The building works are expected to commence later this year with the “new state of the art” Medical Centre completed and open to patients by the end of 2020.