New health centre for Milton Keynes
Our healthcare specialists construction a new health centre to serve residents in the Western Expansion Area of Milton Keynes as well as provide additional capacity for neighbouring estates.
The centre will ensure residents in this growing town continue to get access to the very best healthcare. It comes a short while after we built Brooklands Health Centre in the town to give residents access to the very best local healhcare.
Covering 30,400 sq ft, the 'all in one' facility includes consulting rooms, minor surgery and recovery rooms, nurse-led treatment rooms, a pharmacy, ancillary clinical support rooms and multi-purpose/health education rooms to serve around 22,500 people living nearby. There will also be a space set aside for use by Thames Valley Police and an ambulance standby, alongside a café and car parking.
It's another big investment by Milton Keynes Council to provide essential as the town MK grows, so residents have the right facilities in place. It is operated by a practice appointed by the Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group and leased to local NHS partners by MK Council.
This was procured through Scape’s National Construction Framework - Major Works – England and Northern Ireland.
As part of our 'purpose beyond profit' values, we invested £1m into the provision of training and employment opportunities for local people and community activities over the course of the project.
Peter Owen, managing director at Willmott Dixon in the Midlands, said:
“Whitehouse Health Centre is an advanced healthcare facility and, as such, is a key development for Milton Keynes. This is our 14th project for Milton Keynes Council in the past five years, which provides a clear demonstration of the value that can be generated through long-term relationships.”
Milton Keynes Council is leading the delivery of the new centre on behalf of NHS partners.
Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said:
“It’s great to see construction begin on a new medical facility for Milton Keynes. Projects such as this one are vital to provide local residents with readily available healthcare facilities to support the growing population in the area.
“Our frameworks are carefully configured so that projects are delivered on time, on budget, with certainty and social value at their core. Procuring the project through Scape ensures employment and training opportunities for the local community, as well as the use of strong local supply chain partners.”
The project is due to be completed in late March 2020.