BEACONSFIELD TOWN COUNCIL
|Town Clerk: Alexa Collins|
Telephone: (01494) 675173
9 July 2019
NEW MEDICAL CENTRE A STEP CLOSER
Plans for a new medical centre in Beaconsfield moved forward today when Beaconsfield Town Council and Apollo Capital Projects Development Ltd exchanged contracts for the sale of a piece of land known as the Parkway Strip. The strip is situated on the A40 between Walkwood Rise and the Wyevale Garden Centre.
The new proposed medical centre will see the Town’s two main surgeries come together on a single site. ‘This new purpose-built medical centre will have state of the art facilities’ said Dr Stephen Brown of The Millbarn Centre. Dr Moona Rakhit of the Simpson Centre commented ‘After serving the Beaconsfield community for 25 years, we feel that this new facility will allow for innovative primary care joint working initiatives, preparing us for modern general practice.’ Richard Drew, Development Director at Apollo Capital Projects Development Ltd said ‘We have submitted a planning application for the medical centre and, should planning permission be granted, would expect the new medical centre to be open for business by the end of 2020. Paul Henry, Chairman of the Simpson Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG) said ‘This new building will provide the town with additional space for specialist clinics and other complementary services. David Tippins from the Millbarn Centre PPG added ‘It will reduce the need for routine hospital appointments.’
Alastair Pike, Deputy Mayor of Beaconsfield commented ‘This is a significant step forward in a lengthy process. The anticipated benefits for Beaconsfield residents are considerable and the existing surgeries both urgently need new facilities.’