Regional contractor Speller Metcalfe has started work on the new £5 million Shifnal and Priorslee Medical Practice in Shropshire.
The new medical facility will house a number of healthcare specialists and provide state-of-the-art medical care, doctors’ offices and even a dentist for the local community. The new practice will form part of Teldoc, an overarching ‘super surgery’ incorporating medical centres across Telford.
Dr Bhachu, Vice-Chairman and Director of Operations, Teldoc: “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, future-proof facility and we’re glad that the team are now on site. We look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead!”
Thirteen consultant, office and treatment rooms are included in the plan of works and a multi-disciplinary team will staff the centre.
Located off Haughton Road, the facility will address the rapidly expanding population of Shifnal and is being constructed to meet the needs of the growing community. This will include extending opening hours, increasing the range of integrated services and the number of appointments available.
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 that 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.
“For Speller Metcalfe, healthcare provision is something we are passionate about, and we have worked on a number of projects that seek to expand and improve facilities for a wide range of communities. This project in Shropshire is no different, and we’re happy to be making headway.”
A total of 58 car parking spaces will be created overall to cater for the 15,000 patients that the medical practice is anticipated to serve, with additional overhead for future growth.
The building has been designed by Bundred and Goode Architects on behalf of Aequitas Shifnal Limited.
NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group has supported the project which is set to open in late 2023.