Two new GP surgeries set to arrive in Orpington as part of new health and wellbeing centre
PUBLISHED: 15:04 21 March 2017
The centre could open by 2019
A range of new health services are coming to Orpington in a dedicated health and wellbeing centre.
The Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre is promising two dedicated GP surgeries and a range of primary, secondary and community health services.
Building work is already underway at the site, owned by Berkeley Homes.
The centre is part of a residential development at the former home of Orpington Police Station, and is expected to be up and running in the next two years.
Chief officer of NHS Bromley CCG, Angela Bhan, said: “It has been a detailed and complex process to agree firstly the business case for the building and then the commercial agreements. I am delighted that these are now agreed and that it hasn’t delayed the actual building of the new centre which is well underway. We are so committed in Bromley to providing our residents with accessible care which meets their needs and we are very excited to see the new centre take shape. Once it is opened we can provide a range of community based services for Orpington people much closer to home and avoid them having to go to hospital for some of their treatment”.
NHS Property Services will take responsibility for the management of the new Health and Wellbeing Centre and will work with local partners to provide the interior fit-out of the centre.
Peter Smith, managing director, Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties, said, “This represents a significant milestone for the rejuvenation of Orpington’s new town centre. Securing such an innovative community facility for this central 2,265 sqm site is testament to the vision and commitment of all involved. It will provide superb purpose-built new health amenities for both new and existing residents of Orpington and complement the wider new additions to the town centre, which include a cinema, hotel, gym and restaurants.
“It is an exciting year for this Zone 6 location. Alongside the new Health and Wellbeing Centre, the introduction of new retailers and amenities to the area, 2017 will also see the completion of the first homes at our Brunswick Square development, by the new public square.”