Image above: Impression of the new Chiswick Health Centre; NHS Property Services LTD
New health centre will provide “vital services” for Chiswick residents, says Minister
Construction on Chiswick’s new state-of-the-art health centre is set to commence by the end of 2023.
The project, funded by a £23 million investment from the NHS, will replace the existing structure with a modern upgrade. The redevelopment scheme, a collaborative effort by NHS Property Services, the North West London Integrated Care System, and Hounslow Council, will also include the construction of 55 affordable apartments.
The Chiswick Health Centre upgradeis being built on the current site. The signing of the final contracts has paved the way for the temporary relocation of services to Stamford Brook Avenue, allowing for the demolition and construction phases to proceed. The new space will be a key hub for 60,000 patients in Chiswick.
Under-Secretary of State for Primary Care and Public Health, Neil O’Brien, said:
“This new health centre will provide vital services for patients in Chiswick and is a great example of what can be achieved when integrated care systems and local and national government work together.
“It is important people have access to the best facilities and a range of healthcare professionals who can work together to meet the needs of their patients.
Housing for key workers, a new public garden and a garden terrace
The redevelopment plans for the health centre extend beyond the facility itself. Alongside the construction of the new health centre, the project will include the creation of a public community garden, a private landscaped courtyard, and a fifth-floor garden terrace. Additionally, the redevelopment will incorporate 55 affordable housing units designated specifically for key health workers, which addresses the pressing need for suitable housing for healthcare professionals.
The upgraded health centre will feature modernised consultation and examination rooms, community areas, district nurse facilities, and staff accommodation. These enhancements, the developers say, ultimately provide an optimal environment for healthcare professionals, empowering them to deliver excellent patient care.
By utilising modern, low carbon-emitting technology and solutions, developers say the new health centre will align with the environmental commitments of Hounslow Council, the Mayor of London, and the NHS.
Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development at Hounslow Council, said:
“I am delighted that residents in Chiswick will benefit from a new health facility. We want all residents in Hounslow to enjoy good health and this is a concrete example of us working with the NHS to achieve this goal.”