Eric Wright starts on £5m Wirral clinic

Work on the Marine Lake Health and Wellbeing Centre in West Kirby is set to complete in the spring of 2023.

The Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust project is being developed in partnership with Marine Lake Medical Practice, Estuary Medical Practice, and Age UK Wirral.

Eric Wright Construction has broken ground on the site off Orrysdale Road. When finished, the 24,000 sq ft clinic will provide more than just healthcare facilities – it will also have a wellbeing garden, space for local art installation and a room for community events.

The building, designed by Gilling Dod Architects, will also allow the Marine Lake Medical Practice and Estuary Medical Practice to extend their operating hours and thus increase the number of patients they can help. The practices will also offer more access to specialist healthcare services such as community cardiology.

“This project represents a new chapter in healthcare for the community of West Kirby,” said James Eager, director at Eric Wright Group.

“As a regional contractor, we pride ourselves in working with people in the local areas in which we operate to create developments that benefit the people who will actually use them.”

The community space is of special interest to Jamie Anderson, chief executive of Age UK Wirral.

“The new community space will be a valuable asset for our local community,” Anderson said. “A social space to meet old and new friends alike in the café, to get involved in a programme of activities and access services from Age UK Wirral and partner organisations. The community space provides something for everyone.”

Dr Henry Aldwinckle, a GP for the combined Marke Lake and Estuary Medical practices, focused on the impact the medical rooms could have on the community.

“We are thrilled for the move to the new health and wellbeing centre as it brings positive opportunities for our patients, including additional consultation rooms, a new minor surgery unit and access to a range of specialist health and care services.” He said. “The team and I are looking forward to the relocation and what it will bring to our patients.”

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All well and good but what about dental health, in West Kirby or Hoylake you can`t register with a dentist for NHS services for love nor money, needs sorting asap.

By Anonymous

This is positive news. They do tend to forget about Cheshire and focus on another place most of the time.

By Heswall

West Kirby is not in Cheshire and has not been for nearly 50 years

By Anonymous

Have I missed something, or was West Kirby removed from Cheshire by dint of Ted Heath’s Local Government Act 1972?

By Sceptical

As a matter of fact West Kirby is In Cheshire. It’s also in Merseyside. One does not exclude the other.

By Wirral Man

@Heswall…….West Kirby is in Merseyside, as is Heswall, you might not like it but it`s a fact, even BBC Countryfile doesn`t seem to know either , as on yesterday`s programme they said Hoylake was in Cheshire, they need to brush up on their research.

By Anonymous

Historically the West Kirby is in Cheshire. But it’s not anymore, it’s Merseyside unfortunately.

By Anonymous

Only one person has pointed out the fact that it’s actually in both. The fact that from 1974 for administrative purposes it was subsumed into the newly created Merseyside metropolitan area does not preclude the fact that it still and has always been part of the historic county of Cheshire. This is very easy to verify .

By Anonymous

Counties are an administrative description decided by government by statutory instruments West Kirby is not in Cheshire it is now part of the Liverpool City Region Like it or not any past, previous or future income Is mainly due to Liverpool

By Anonymous

Heswall is a lovely quiet settlement just off the Wirral circular trail. Heswall has never been to Heswall so I’m telling him something new there.

Wythenshawe isn’t in Cheshire either.

By Anonymous

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