Whitehouse Medical Centre, Milton Keynes
New health centre for Milton Keynes
Our healthcare specialists have constructed a new health centre to serve residents in the Western Expansion Area of Milton Keynes which will also provide additional capacity for neighbouring estates.
The centre ensures residents in this growing town continue 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 healthcare.
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 is also 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 city 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 Milton Keynes Council.
Providing new facilities
Due to demand, we returned to fit-out new facilities in the centre in 2023. The new facilities, which we also handed over in 2023, provide a much-needed renal dialysis unit.
Prior to this, patients in the Milton Keynes area had to travel to Oxford or Aylesbury to see renal specialists, which could have resulted in them taking a two-hour round trip, up to three times a week.
By saving some patients around nine hours of travelling per week, approximately 4.5 tonnes of carbon is also being saved each year!
The new unit provides 16 specialist bays that can run two sessions per day. This means a total of 64 patients can be treated three times a week, equating to 768 treatments every month or approximately 10,000 longer trips per year.
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:
“Whitehouse Medical Centre is an advanced healthcare facility and, as such, is a key development for Milton Keynes. This provides a clear demonstration of the value that can be generated through long-term relationships, which is what we have with Milton Keynes Council.
"We are very proud to have helped deliver this important scheme for the region, which is benefiting the lives of residents within Milton Keynes by providing the highest-quality medical care and health facilities."
Milton Keynes Council lead the delivery of the new centre on behalf of NHS partners.
Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said:
“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.”
- Will serve over 20k people in locality
- All in one healthcare facility
- Space also for Thames Valley Police
- 2,600 hours of support to local unemployed adults
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