Eric Wright Construction has started work on Nye Bevan House in Rochdale for Community Health Partnerships (CHP), a project that will deliver a leading muscularskeletal (MSK) diagnostic treatment hub unit for the people of Rochdale.
The £1.25m project will see the four-storey building, which was built in 2008, extensively remodelled, increasing clinical capacity and maximising use of available space.
It will also include a gym for patients, counselling rooms, and offices for the clinical teams.
The InHealth Pain Service will also move from local outdated accommodation, further adding to treatment and support available for patients.
The transformation of the building and investment into the new facilities will reduce travelling time for service users across the region and deliver a better overall patient experience and improvements to their quality of life.
The project is due to complete in May.
Commenting on the start of works, Wayne Ashton, Eric Wright Health and Care’s partnering director, said: “We’re pleased to help CHP and the NHS transform this building into a best-in-class facility which will continue to support the health needs of communities across the region.
“Making sure that useful and well-positioned buildings such as this are repurposed to meet the population’s future healthcare needs is a cost-effective solution and supports the aims of a modern health service.”
Community Health Partnerships’ regional director, Andy Muir, added: “CHP is delighted to support care closer to home for patients and their carers.
“Our high-quality buildings are ideally placed to house multiple complementary clinical services in one building and reduce the need for patients to travel for this support.
“Our buildings are specifically designed to be flexible to accommodate future changes, meet the needs of building users, and maximise efficiencies.”