Carlisle Health Hub, United Healthcare Developments, P.Victoria Walker
The site sits alongside the Durranhill industrial estate. Credit: via VWCommunications

Caddick to build South Carlisle health hub 

United Healthcare Developments has appointed the contractor to build a four-storey facility on the corner of Locke Road and Eastern Way. 

The plans, approved last year, were submitted on behalf of Carlisle Healthcare, which runs the North Carlisle Medical Practice, as well as St Paul’s Medical Centre, Brunswick House, Arnside House and a surgery on Eastern Way.

When the new 57,000 sq ft hub is complete, Brunswick House, Arnside House and the Eastern Way surgery will close. 

St Paul’s Medical Centre and the North Carlisle facility will remain open alongside the new hub, serving around 37,000 patients in total. 

Caddick Construction has been appointed by United Healthcare Developments to deliver the healthcare hub on a design and build contract. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The site, bordered by the Settle to Carlisle railway line, sits alongside the Durranhill industrial estate. 

United Healthcare Developments has been working with Carlisle Healthcare to secure NHS England funding for the project since 2015. 

Plans for the project, designed by PRP Architects, were lodged in 2018.

The South Carlisle hub is United Healthcare’s second development in the city, following the 8,000 sq ft Longtown Medical Centre, which was completed in 2007. 

Derek Billows, contract manager at Caddick Construction, said: “This carbon neutral primary care building a will be a flagship facility for patients and staff. 

“Our team has a raft of healthcare experience and looks forward to delivering this exciting and innovative project, as well as further strengthening our commitment to the Cumbria region and its supply chain.” 

Rachel Brown, development surveyor at United Healthcare Developments, said: “Today is the culmination of six years working in partnership with Carlisle Healthcare which have a vision to modernise and transform care and improve the health and wellbeing of patients and communities in South Carlisle.” 

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