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Patients to enjoy new Kirklees GP surgery building

09.10.2017

A Kirklees GP practice has opened to patients in its new home – after our transformation of an empty surgery building into a state-of-the-art new space.

We’ve overhauled and refurbished the building on Cook Lane, Heckmondwike – vacant since Brookroyd Surgery moved to its new premises in Heckmondwike Health Centre several years ago –to create fit-for-purpose premises for the nearby Albion Street Surgery, which serves 2,600 patients.

The new-look building includes four treatment rooms and a room for minor operations in accessible space which meets all the latest clinical requirements, as well as improved waiting areas and administration space.

Dr Jabbar from Albion Street Surgery says: “We’re delighted to have moved into the new-look building – we need space to keep developing our offer to patients and this gives us the premises to do that.”

Paul Warwick, our Development Manager says: “Making sure that a building with a long NHS history can go on to providing NHS care for decades to come is a fantastic end result. GPs can’t deliver the huge task of moving more health services into our communities without the right spaces in the right places, and this project is a prime example of how – with the right support – the NHS can re-use existing buildings to make them fit for the future.”

With the relocation of the practice, its name will be changed to Cook Lane Surgery.

The project was delivered with our partners at West Hart Partnership and Tolent plc.

Take a tour of the new-look building