New £2.3m medical centre is completed

AROUND 6,000 patients are set to benefit from a newly-built £2.35m medical centre.

Wildgoose Construction Ltd, of Ashover, has completed work on the Crich Medical Centre, behind Glebe Field Centre, for primary care property specialists Primary Horizons.

Tim Walker, Wildgoose managing director, said: “We’re delighted to have completed this state of the art medical centre for the residents of Crich and the surrounding villages.”

The 800sq metre, two storey centre will include five GPs, a wide range of primary care services, podiatry and district nursing services provided by Derbyshire Community Health Services and an on-site pharmacy.

A new access route was also built through an allotment at the side of the Glebe Field Centre with a new footpath alongside Oakwell Drive.

Mr Walker told how the work had been challenging because a lack of suitable sites meant the centre had to be built into a hill.

He added: “We’re pleased to have worked successfully with the client’s team who have designed a building which is not only fit for purpose but will be enjoyed and admired by users.”

Wildgoose Construction was founded in Matlock in 1896 by the current chairman’s great-grandafther and is one of the oldest and largest family construction companies in the region.

Mr Walker added: “We’re pleased to have once again worked successfully with the client’s professional team who have designed a building which is not only fit for purpose but will be enjoyed and admired by its users.

“This is the 35th medical centre completed by Wildgoose and we are proud to be recognised as one of the market leaders in this field by clients and professionals involved in the provision of primary health care in the UK.”