GVA secures planning consent for new healthcare centre in Kingsway

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GVA’s primary care team in Bristol has secured planning consent for a new £3.8m surgery development in Kingsway, Gloucestershire.

Consent has been granted this week by Gloucester City Council.

The new premises will be run by Rosebank Health, which already operates Rosebank Surgery, Stroud Road and Severnvale Surgery in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire.

The new surgery will be able to cater for around 13,000 patients, significantly improving access to primary care services for the local population. Subsequently, it is anticipated that Rosebank Health’s total number of patients will rise up to 30,000 over the next few years.

Leading property adviser GVA has been working with Rosebank Health on the delivery of the new surgery from inception – providing valuation advice, site purchase, planning and architectural services.

Richard Taylor, Senior Director at GVA comments, “We’re delighted that the next step in the progress of this development has finally been achieved with the granting of planning consent. We’ve been working closely with the GPs for a number of years to bring their vision to fruition and is a great example of how we are able to offer clients a full service across different specialist disciplines.”

The new building, which will take around 12 months to complete and has been designed by the GVA’s architects in Bristol, will be built to modern, state-of-the-art specifications, and will include ten consulting rooms alongside four rooms which can be used flexibly for treatments and minor operations.

There will also be first-rate facilities for reception and administration staff as well as an on-site pharmacy.

Wyndham Parry, Practice Manager at Rosebank Health, said:

“With several new housing developments anticipated in the area over the next few years and a growing population, the new surgery, which will be located off Rudloe Drive, will be ideally located to provide primary care services for the local area for years to come.

“Our ambition is to create an attractive, modern, light and airy building which will be welcoming to both patients and staff and we will be excited to see this progress over the coming months.”

The development also includes training and meeting rooms, which will facilitate education and shared learning. These facilities will also allow other health and social care professionals and specialists to provide services for the local people.

Now that planning permission has been granted, Rosebank Health are keen to progress the development as quickly as possible and anticipate that subject to the construction schedule, the building will be available for use from autumn 2018.

A public consultation into the proposals was held in May 2016 and a planning application was submitted in October 2016.