The Stroud Regeneration Company has today provided reassurance that redevelopment of the Stroud Medical Centre is continuing after stepping in to take over and directly manage the £6.5m project.
Yorkshire-based contractors P.D.R Construction Limited left the site last week with the new Five Valleys Medical Practice due to open this autumn.
Construction at the former Woolworths and Poundland site only started in October.
A spokesperson for SRC said: “We have met with all contractors and stakeholders to reassure them that nothing has changed. They remain committed to working with us and to the project. We will honour all contracts and maintain our valued relationships to ensure the project is delivered with the minimum amount of delay and with integrity.
“We have a full team on site today and work is steaming ahead to continue the necessary demolition works, installing lift shafts, ventilation systems and fitting ceilings. At the same time the site is receiving deliveries of materials to keep the project on schedule to be open in the autumn.
The development is the fourth phase of Dransfield Properties’ regeneration work in the centre of Stroud and including the redevelopment of the Five Valleys Shopping Centre.
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.