L/R: Lodders’ Paul Mourton (Lodder’s), Dr Martin Read-Jones, and Constantine Berry (Lodder’s).
Work has now begun on the new four-million-pound 1,400 square metre Wellesbourne Medical Centre, which will replace the village’s existing surgery.
The aim of the facility is to provide fit-for-purpose primary care that will be used by GPs, nurses, and other local community healthcare providers.
With completion scheduled for early 2019, the new building will be three times the size of the current surgery and provide a modern care facility with 24 clinical rooms and improved access to an increased range of services.
The construction comes following the completion of a “complex” land acquisition deal which was negotiated by Midlands real estate law firm Lodders.
Head of Lodders’ real estate practice Paul
Paul said: “Wellesbourne needs a larger, modern medical centre, not least to accommodate the village’s growing population that has been significantly boosted by the 350-home development underway by Persimmon Homes.
“This was a very involved and complicated transaction, but by working closely with all parties, including the team at Hastings House surgery, we have successfully navigated the acquisition of the land for the new medical centre.
“That includes the compliance planning obligations under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 that were critical for the transaction to complete.”
Dr Read-Jones adds: “We are very happy that work has now begun on the new Medical Centre, and equally so with the professional, supportive, and responsive advice we’ve had from Lodders.
“A great deal of work was involved, and Lodders’ expertise, legal skill, knowledge, support and first-rate service were vital in reaching an excellent conclusion to this first major project for the team.”
“Paul’s negotiations with Walton Estate and the NHS early in the process were a vital building block for the ultimate success of the scheme.
Working alongside Paul
“To reach completion of the transaction we assisted in the sale of the centre’s current site, lease-back of the site from the new owners to ensure continuity of the provision of healthcare services whilst the new Centre is built, acquisition of the land for the new medical centre, and securing funding.”
Dr Read-Jones adds: “I believe the new Centre is an important step for future-proofing healthcare provision in the area.”
“The project will secure the provision of primary healthcare services in Wellesbourne for the next generation and beyond, to support an expanding village community and its growing population.
“With a facility three times the size of the current practice, we can now look to expand our team of doctors and healthcare professionals within the next two years.”
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