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Work begins on HLM’s Hull City health centre

Construction has started on HLM Architects’ £16 million Wilberforce Health Centre scheme in Hull

The development is part of the National NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programme and will provide access to a GP for both registered and non-registered patients.

It will bring a wide range of other health services under one roof, including access to a range of other health services including sexual health, addictions, as well as a cafe on site.

Citycare commissioned the building to be sited on the Gratton store in Story Street, Hull. 

Jo Barnes, chief executive of Citycare, said: ‘Wilberforce Health Centre will provide a range of high-quality health services for the people of Hull. It is the tenth, and largest, scheme Citycare is developing as part of the LIFT programme in Hull.

‘Its location in the heart of the city centre means that thousands of residents will benefit from a variety of services delivered in modern, welcoming surroundings. This marks another step forward in the delivery of real choice and convenience for patients and the public in Hull.’

Neil Orpwood at HLM Architects added: ‘Our design integrates with the community and the urban grain, providing potential for night time use, linking to its surroundings, and making the most of the site in terms of functionality, sustainability and views to and from the site.’

Citycare are working in a public private partnership between the city’s primary care trust NHS Hull, construction company Sewell Group, Community Health Partnerships and The UME Group for Primary Care Trust NHS Hull, will create facilities for a walk-in GP service.

The building is expected to become operational in late 2011.

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