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New Milton Keynes medical centre opens its doors

14/08/2020

Willmott Dixon have completed work on a £9.5m state-of-the-art medical centre in Milton Keynes, providing care to 22,500 local residents.

Whitehouse Medical Centre will also be a base for Thames Valley Police and become an ‘all in one' facility that includes consulting rooms, minor surgery and recovery rooms, nurse-led treatment rooms, a pharmacy, ancillary clinical support rooms and multi-purpose/health education rooms.

Procured via Major Works England and Northern Ireland, part of the Scape National Construction framework, the project is visually striking thanks to its design by Race Cottam Associates.

Peter Owen, managing director at Willmott Dixon in the Midlands, said: “Whitehouse Medical Centre is an advanced healthcare facility and, as such, is a key development for Milton Keynes. This is our 14th project for Milton Keynes Council in the past five years, which provides a clear demonstration of the value that can be generated through long-term relationships.

“We are very proud to have helped deliver this important scheme for the region, which will benefit the lives of residents within Milton Keynes by providing the highest-quality medical care and health facilities. As with all our projects, we aim to honour our 'purpose beyond profit' values and leave a lasting legacy to support local communities. We have done this throughout this project by investing £1m into the provision of training and employment opportunities for local people and community activities.

“These initiatives included providing 2,600 hours of support to local unemployed adults and 47 school or college workshop sessions. During the scheme, our team also donated 3,700 hours to support young people into work, 15 weeks of valuable work experience and 56 hours of voluntary work within the community.”

We are very proud to have helped deliver this important scheme for the region, which will benefit the lives of residents within Milton Keynes by providing the highest-quality medical care and health facilities.

Peter Owen
Managing director for Willmott Dixon in the Midlands

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said: “Primary care facilities are becoming ever-more important to communities up and down the UK. This is a fantastic example of a forward-thinking local authority responding to the needs of a changing population and using its assets in a way that maximises the impact of local service provision.

“By delivering this project through our National Construction framework, that local impact was significantly enhanced, as well as being delivered quickly and to the highest quality. The results that Wilmott Dixon has achieved with Milton Keynes Council are truly exemplary.”

This is a fantastic example of a forward-thinking local authority responding to the needs of a changing population and using its assets in a way that maximises the impact of local service provision.

Mark Robinson
Scape Group chief executive

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