Liverpool developer LSHP has been granted planning permission for a £5 million health centre as part of a renewal scheme.
The facility will be built by Galliford Try, the construction partner of LSHP.
The Neighbourhood Health Centre for Kensington is designed to provide a wide range of health services for the local community, as part of Liverpool Primary Care Trust’s drive to provide more health services near to where people live.
The new health centre will be the very first building to be constructed in the Kensington, in Merseyside’s largest Renewal Area, following a major demolition works took place in the area in 2009 covering a total of 5,531 properties.
Graham Pink, LSHP chief executive said: “We are absolutely committed to providing buildings which contribute to the health and wellbeing of whole communities.
“The centre will also be a real landmark for Kensington, as it is located on a prominent junction and along with the new road will be the first tangible evidence of regeneration following the demolition works in the area, and we believe it will be a huge asset for everyone living or working in the community.”
Formed in 2004 as a public private partnership, LSHP covers the Liverpool and Sefton areas as part of the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust, which is a major government initiative designed to stimulate investment in primary care and social care facilities.
The building work for Kensington’s new Neighbourhood Health Centre is due to start in January, and the centre is expected to open its doors to members of the public in Liverpool in early 2013.