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New Chipping Norton health centre opens up tradesmen opportunities

A new purpose-built health park is being constructed in Chipping Norton, with the designers aiming to create a building with a contemporary feel that fits in with the existing architecture and building methods in the area.

The new health park, which is being built next to the town’s existing community hospital, will provide a new home for the White House and West Street GP surgeries. A new pharmacy will also relocate to the site upon completion of the building work in February 2015. Local tradesmen will likely be called upon to provide electrical work for the new centre, and other opportunities for plumbers and gas fitters from across the area could also be on offer as work progresses.

The 2,000 square metre venue, which has been designed by property advisers GVA, will comprise three floors with 18 consulting rooms and 16 clinical rooms. There will also be parking for 64 vehicles belonging to patients. In total, it is expected that the health park – which is being funded in part by the Department for Health – will serve in the region of 14,000 patients across the local area.

The director at GVA, Tim Scruton, told the Banbury Guardian that the health park had been designed in a modern style, while still giving a nod to existing local architecture.

“Stone and timber cladding will be used in keeping with local building styles, as are large windows which take their inspiration from the Georgian style seen in Chipping Norton. The new building will feature a canopy and colonnade at the front entrance,” he added.