Willmott Dixon tops out £23m Chiswick Health Centre

Published: 6-Mar-2024

Main contractors Willmott Dixon has hosted healthcare representatives at a topping out event for £23m Chiswick Health Centre

Willmott Dixon, a construction and property services company, celebrated the topping out of Chiswick Health Centre with a ceremony.

The UK-based company hosted healthcare representatives including from NHS Property Services (NHSPS), Hounslow Council and North West London Integrated Care Board.

Representatives from local Primary Care Network and the three GP practices who will be operating out of the facility once it opens were also in attendance. 

Chiswick Health Centre is a joint £23 million project between NHSPS and Hounslow Council, with major support coming from various stakeholders

The new centre will be the base for Chiswick PCN and community staff that will deliver a range of primary care services to over 60,000 patients in the locality and it is projected to be open in early 2025.

Chiswick Health Centre is a joint £23 million project

The topping-out ceremony included a guided tour of the site to mark this milestone.

Equally, it was an important opportunity to highlight the centres various innovations, green spaces, sustainable building practices and materials, and the over 50 affordable housing units that will be available for NHS workers.

The new health centre is also built with sustainability at its core with carbon emissions reduced by 77% and it will include greater biodiversity with landscaped courtyards, a fifth-floor garden terrace, and a public community green space. 

Once operational, the site will continue to host the three GP practices; West4GPs, Chiswick Family Practice, and Chiswick Health Practice.

Ultimately, once complete the health centre will align with Hounslow Councils, the Mayor of London, and the NHS’ environmental commitments to use modern, low-pollutant emitting technologies and solutions.

Once operational, the site will continue to host the three GP practices

Richard Poulter, Managing Director at Willmott Dixon Construction, commented: “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with NHSPS and Hounslow Council to deliver such an important project for the community with a focus on sustainable solutions, improved health facilities and housing for key workers in the area.”

“This milestone is a fantastic opportunity to take the time to see the hard work and dedication of all stakeholders involved come to fruition,” Poulter concluded.

Adrian Powell, Director of Investment and Development Management at NHSPS, said: “Chiswick Health Centre is a major project that has brought together many stakeholders, and to be here today celebrating this milestone is a massive collaborative achievement.”

“I am delighted that we’re progressing well with the build, and I’m look forward to seeing the finished health centre welcome patients early next year,” Powell concluded. 

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