Menu

Mega-doctors surgery plan for Fulwood moves forward

Posted on - 17th October, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, College, Fulwood, Politics, Preston News, Redevelopment
The former Little Sister's site is set for development - although the main building will be unaffected Pic: Blog Preston
The former Little Sister’s site is set for development – although the main building will be unaffected Pic: Blog Preston

Proposals for a new mega-doctors surgery in Fulwood have been put forward.

Advertisement

HBS Group is tabling plans for the former Little Sisters of the Poor site off Garstang Road.

The healthcare group bought the site after the nuns vacated it last year and they now want to advance plans for a new state-of-the-art healthcare centre.

Patients from Lytham Road Surgery, Mediacom Surgery, Beech Drive Surgery, Moor Park Surgery and Drs Robb and Robb could soon be treated at the new location, a total of more than 25,000 patients which is expected to rise to 30,000.

The Little Sisters building is being retained in the proposals, following its refurbishment by the Spiral Healthcare group and is to continue operating as a care home.

Buildings known as Springfield House, which were built later than the original covenant, are to be demolished on the eastern side of the site.

Read more: Fulwood Leisure Centre teaching pool closed due to refurb

In its place the new three-storey healthcare centre will include a dentists, pharmacy, opticians, cafe and an external courtyard.

The new centre would have the ability to undertake more advanced testing than the current surgeries can do.

This shows the scale of the new building within the current site and in relation to Garstang Road
This shows the scale of the new building within the current site and in relation to Garstang Road

There will also be extended hours to decrease the pressure on nearby Royal Preston Hospital.

Plans from architects and planning consultants Cassidy + Ashton states the surgery is likely to be open on Saturday evenings and have Sunday opening hours – because of merging all the doctors surgery staff together into one team.

A large car-park is to be created on the site and access to it will be via the northern turn to the site off Garstang Road. Those existing will do so via the existing gate to access the Little Sisters site.

This will become the main entrance into the Little Sisters site Pic: Blog Preston
This will become the main entrance into the Little Sisters site Pic: Blog Preston

A statement from Cassidy + Ashton in the planning documents says: “It is concluded that the proposed development of a modern healthcare facility constitutes good design and represents a continuation of the history of care for which the site is well known, in line with the charity’s wishes.”

Read more: NHS staff surprised by acts of kindness at Royal Preston Hospital

The full plans can be seen on the Preston City Council website.

Read more: See all the latest headlines for Fulwood

What do you think of the proposals? Do you live in the area? Let us know in the comments below

Share
Preston in pictures Have a nice dayFeast for PeacePreston's Victorian Market canopyRed telephone boxes in PrestonPreston's Victorian Market canopyCorner of Miller Arcade in PrestonPreston Parish ChurchFishergate in Preston View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.