Esh Construction is due to start on site in January on a primary care centre in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, building a facility which will house primary and community care services.
The facility will be situated on the site of the former Alfred Barrow School following the final go-ahead granted by health commissioners.
The 51,000 sq ft site is being developed through a public private partnership programme led by Community Health Partnerships, working with its local joint venture partner eLIFT Cumbria.
Completion is planned for spring 2019.
CHP’s development director, Eugene Prinsloo said: “Our purpose is to improve patient access to primary and community care through investment in high quality health facilities. CHP is proud to be able to bring local services together, in a modern building that supports modern healthcare delivery. The people of Barrow will see the benefits of how public private partnership will help transform their health and wellbeing closer to home”.
The Alfred Barrow School was built in 1888 and was given grade two-listing in 1993 before being closed as a school in 2013. The development is designed to preserve and enhance the former listed school building as well as create a modern healthcare facility.
The facility will house several GP surgeries, community and children’s health services in one building whilst preserving the oldest part of the Victorian Alfred Barrow School building for office accommodation and the ambulance service.