calfordseaden provided Employer’s Agent, Project Manager and Technical Adviser services to the new build scheme of North Road in Essex. The North Road is one of many centres being built by the Primary Care Trust to provide Health and Wellbeing services to the local residents. North Road Primary Care Centre is a 2,081 sq. ft. building offering a range of service including: Leg ulcer clinical services, Essex ultrasound, Paediatric speech and language, continence advisory services and three GP practices. The centre also hosts various training sessions and Health Watch meetings.

Considerable consultations were actioned with the GP’s and local residents during the design phase to ensure that the centre would be functional and efficient.

The opening ceremony was attended by a number of special guests including Councillor Walker, Katherine Kirk MBE, former chair of South East Essex Primary Care trust. Representatives from all organisation involved in the scheme, GP’s, patients and staff from both North Road and Valkyrie Primary Care Centres were also in attendance at the ceremony, which included the burial of a time capsule which incorporates drawings and writing produced by children from six local schools. There were also numerous items from modern life and contributions from the construction team added to the time capsule.

“Today is a very important landmark. Everyone who has been involved in the projects has been working with one goal in mind: to provide residents of Westcliff and Southend with a more efficient, effective health service. It is wonderful to see that this work has paid off and to see how local residents are benefiting from new fit for purpose buildings that offer a greater range of health services under one roof.”

Katherine Kirk MBE