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Morgan Sindall plc starts work on £7.5 million health centre in Market Harborough

A photograph of team members from Morgan Sindall and St. Luke's at the ground-breaking ceremony

Morgan Sindall plc has begun work on new health facilities at the St Luke’s site in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Morgan Sindall was appointed to build the £7.5 million new health facility by NHS Property Services via the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) framework.

St Luke’s will be a modern and technically advanced health facility set in a landscaped 1.78 hectares site located in a prominent position in Market Harborough.

On completion, a wide range of healthcare services are to be provided that currently operate across a number of NHS sites in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The facilities will provide a mixture of outpatient services including;
• Primary Care including General Practice
• Outpatient services and diagnostics including an x-ray department
• Mental health services
• Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
There will also be some non-clinical, administrative services on site.

Richard Fielding, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “It is a great privilege to be able to deliver this landmark development through empa on behalf of the NHS.

“We have previously delivered a large number of healthcare developments in a range of sizes and in very different locations and we look forward to bringing our experience to bear on this project.”

Dr Richard Palin, local GP and Chair of East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We know that the people of Market Harborough have been waiting for this new facility to be built and I am delighted to be here on site at St Luke’s today to see the work starting. We are looking forward to seeing this brand new, state-of-the-art health facility come to fruition where local people will be able to access a wide range of high quality health services in a safe, fit-for purpose environment.”

Alan Coole, head of empa said: “Improving facilities for local communities is at the heart of what we do at empa. This NHS construction project is one we are delighted to see start on site; not only will this scheme save the taxpayer money but it will have a real and lasting impact to the people of Leicestershire too.”

Martin Royal Regional Director NHS Property Services, said: ‘This is an important milestone for the project and for the local Community. A lot of hard work and dedication has gone into making the hospital a reality and we look forward to working with Morgan Sindall and the health commissioners to deliver a first class, modern health facility for Market Harborough and the surrounding district."

Elliot Howard-Jones, Director of Commissioning Operations for NHS England (Central Midlands), said: “Today sees a further significant step in providing the people of Market Harborough and the surrounding communities with modern healthcare services. We all appreciate the long history that lies behind today, and I am delighted to be here to see what is one of our biggest investments in planned care in the locality finally become reality.”

This site will place St. Luke’s in an ideal position to serve Market Harborough and the surrounding area.