New health centre will bring major benefits
A brand new state-of-the-art high specification health centre with extensive facilities to benefit the whole local community, is nearing completion in a project in Savile Town, Dewsbury.
The new facility, to be known as the Savile Healthcare Centre, is being constructed as a replacement for the former Warren Street surgery and is being led by partners Dr Yunus Asmal and Dr A I Shaikh, who also operate the new Brewery Lane surgery.
The project, which has progressed smoothly, is being carried out by IDJ Construction, owned by managing director Daryl Jackson, who has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry.
Dr Yunus Asmal described the new centre as “A high quality building designed to deliver high quality services,” which he said will offer a huge benefit for patients and the community.
He added that the new facility is needed due to the increasing local population and the demands of patients.
The project lies within the site of a new housing scheme by Savile Developments, who submitted the planning application to construct the new centre, together with their application to construct 27 new properties. The land was sold to Savile Medical Centre Ltd which led the construction of this new centre by Ismail Adam, Dr Yunus Asmal and Dr A I Shaikh.
The health centre, which is being privately funded, will boast primary care trust services, nurses and health visitors and could become a training practice. An increase in space could also mean more doctors moving in.
The two storey 9,000 sq ft building is being constructed on an empty site and features Yorkshire stone and block elevations with feature rendered panels, aluminium framed windows and a pitched slate roof.
Internally, the building has a reception and waiting area, five consulting rooms, a minor surgery suite and associated medical accommodation, as well as staff administrative areas, a pram store and a lift. The building will also include a pharmacy on the ground floor.
The medical accommodation is on the ground floor, with the staff areas mostly on half of the upper floor, the other half of which is reserved for another use in a complimentary field – possibly by a dental practice.
The works include the installation of all building services, including heating, electrics, plumbing and drainage as well as internal decoration and the fitting out of all areas, including the pharmacy, to meet the latest NHS standards.
The building is designed to provide full disabled access.
Externally the project includes the creation of a 32 space car park and landscaping. There is also space for future expansion of the health centre.
Daryl Jackson said: “Currently the project is making good progress on site and the clients are very pleased with the development, which is due for completion at the end of February 2016.”
The practice team includes five GPs, two practice nurses, two healthcare assistants, one midwife and a network of community nurses as well as a reception and administrative team.
The adjacent housing scheme by Savile Developments is known as The Avenue. The Avenue is a new development of generous sized family properties – all of which will benefit from the close proximity of the new medical centre, says Ismail Adam, owner of Savile Developments.
Taking its inspiration from the substantial Victorian homes that characterise the best residences in the locality, The Avenue offers the ideal combination of tradition and modernity.
IDJ Construction carries out a variety of developments including new build and refurbishment projects, with particular expertise in the medical field. Recent projects include the construction of a sports centre extension and the construction of another new medical centre which is soon to commence in Huddersfield.