Medical centre weeks away from opening


Staff reporter (Border Counties)

A MULTI-MILLION state-of-the-art medical centre is due to open in Chirk within weeks.
The new £2.4 million Chirk Medical Centre is currently under construction on land off Colliery Road in the heart of the town.
It is due to open in March and will replace the existing surgery based on Castle Road.
Award-winning builders Anwyl Construction say the eco-friendly building will feature a number of sophisticated ‘green’ features, including photo-voltaic solar panels and an advanced drainage system.

The two-storey steel-framed building is the first purpose-built surgery to be built in North Wales for leading healthcare building specialists Matrix Medical and will include a minor operations facility and a pharmacy as well as being the base for the Chirk Surgery.
Alistair Blacklaws, Managing Director for Birmingham-based Matrix Medical, said: “This is purpose-built and meets all NHS standards and it is future-proofed as well so there is no need to extend it every five years and it has extra capacity to cater for additional services as the focus of care moves to primary, community-based care.”
The major project incorporates over 2,000 square meters of space to provide specialist provision for a pharmacy and other health services as well as the surgery as well as capacity for additional healthcare provision in the future.
There had been fears that the new medical centre would never happen after land and planning permission were secured in the early 2000s before the Welsh Government delayed its decision on the project.
However, in early 2013 the scheme was given the go-ahead.

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