In this edition of Premier Construction we showcase a fantastic selection of projects, from the installation of a new visitor centre at Archerfield Estate; to the construction of a new health centre in Morpeth; and the refurbishment of a John Lewis store in Milton Keynes.
The Archerfield Walled Garden project comprises the restoration of a B Listed wall and the construction of a new building to house a number of family friendly facilities on the Archerfield Estate, Dirleton.
The new build element of the project includes a cafe bar/restaurant, a farm deli, a micro-brewery and a craft shop with additional gallery space.
As part of the project an area of the site will also be allocated for use as a market garden to grow fresh produce that will subsequently be used in the cafe/restaurant kitchen, sold within the farm shop and to restaurants across East Lothian.
Meanwhile, an £18 million project to construct a brand new health centre in Morpeth, Northumberland is currently underway. The new health centre is being built to relocate existing services into a new and improved facility and will incorporate two GP practices – Greystoke and Gas House Lane – as well as a range of services hosted by Northumbria NHS Trust, including x-ray, podiatry, physiotherapy and dental services. As well as new premises for the two GP practices the centre will also provide an integrated working facility for the staff and patients of Morpeth’s third GP practice, Wellway. Discussing the project, Northumberland County Council Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Ian Lindley, said: “This is an exciting development in health services. The health centre will provide high-quality healthcare and the modern equipment will help GPs to do diagnostic testing in the surgery which will save people from having to travel.”
Finally, a multi-million pound refurbishment scheme for the Milton Keynes branch of John Lewis has reached completion.
The refurbishment project comprised a complete reworking of the site’s existing departments – including fashion, home and consumer electronics – along with the introduction of a new beauty spa – the Beauty Retreat – and an espresso bar. Now that work on the project is complete the refurbishment has modernised and transformed the shopping environment for John Lewis customers in thecentre:mk.
Join us now as we celebrate the developments that continue to shape our landscape.