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Morgan Ashurst to build four Barnsley primary care centres

Morgan Sindall’s construction business Morgan Ashurst has been chosen to build four state-of-the-art new primary healthcare facilities in Barnsley with a combined construction value of £13.3 million for healthcare developer Barnsley Community Solutions.

The purpose-built primary care facilities will offer a range of medical services as part of a new wave of health and social care centres opening up for NHS patients across the country under the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) public private partnerships.

The £5.7 million Morgan Ashurst-built Hoyland Primary Care Centre in Southgate, will accommodate a GP practice, library and pharmacy, and extensive facilities for district nursing, adult and social services. Morgan Ashurst will demolish an existing library, public house and factory to make way for the new facilities. The centre is due to be completed in October 2011.

At Great Houghton Primary Care Centre in Great Houghton, Morgan Ashurst will demolish an existing doctor’s surgery and replace it with a new £1.1 million single-storey GP practice. The project is due to be completed in January 2011.

The £3.7 million New Lodge Primary Care Centre in Athersley will provide three GP practices, a minor surgery suite and pharmacy. Work on the new centre is set to be completed in February 2011.

At Darton Primary Care Centre in Darton, the new £2.8 million two-storey building will house a physiotherapy suite and extensive facilities for children’s and social services.

Morgan Ashurst has already successfully completed five similar primary care facilities in the town for Barnsley Community Solutions, a partnership between NHS Barnsley, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Community Solutions for Primary Care.

Photo: An artist’s impression of the new Hoyland Primary Care Centre.