Mark Dransfield, Managing Director of Dransfield Properties Ltd, gave Stroud Times an update on the progress of the construction of the new Five Valleys Medical Practice in King Street, Stroud.
The Stroud Regeneration Company is now directly managing the £6.5m project after Yorkshire-based contractors PDR Construction Limited went into administration last month.
The development is the fourth phase of Dransfield Properties’ regeneration work in the centre of Stroud and includes the redevelopment of the Five Valleys Shopping Centre, with the new practice set to be completed by September.
The medical centre will be home to Locking Hill Surgery and Stroud Valleys Family Practice – both practices have outgrown their current surgery buildings and the new development will give them room to grow in a new modern facility, as well as creating space for other services in the town centre.
The much-needed extra space in the new building will also allow the practices to extend the range of services they provide, expand training opportunities and support patients with complex needs who require more specialist treatment.
Patient parking will be available at the multi-storey car park with access from the King Street entrance or by the lift from the top floor of the car park.
Construction at the former Woolworth and Poundland site started in October.