THIS is the first look inside the new multi-million pound three-storey health centre which dominates Colne town centre’s skyline.
Several GP surgeries and a range of community services have been pencilled in for the 2,700 square metre site, off Craddock Road, on the site of the former Kwik Save supermarket.
The development completes a civic ‘square in Colne, with the town’s police station, fire station, bus station, market and shopping precinct only a stone’s throw away.
An NHS Property Services spokesman said: “It will house GP and community services in accommodation that is fit for purpose, modern and flexible over three floors.
“An increase in the number of clinical rooms means an improvement in service delivery and an opportunity for more services to be delivered closer to home. Services including a treatment room, podiatry and counselling services will all transfer from the current centre.
“The centre has a controlled car park with dedicated disabled, cycle and motorcycle provision.”
Building work by the Eric Wright Group officially began in January 2013 and the property will be part of the newly-created NHS organisation’s portfolio.
The health centre was constructed as part of a £10.3million initiative which also included similar facilities pledged for Great Harwood and Clitheroe.
No date has yet been confirmed by officials from NHS England for when GP surgeries will make the switch to the new facility from the current centre in Market Street, with final contract details still said to be under negotiation.