Work begins on Cotgrave’s Multi Service Centre
23 January 2018
Work has begun on the site of Cotgrave’s new Multi Service Centre that will allow residents to access health services, a library, Police and Rushcliffe Borough Council contact point all under one roof.
The local authority, Fosse Medicare and partners officially marked the start of work on the £4m project on Monday 22 January with services expected to open in late autumn.
It is part of the wider regeneration of the town which includes the construction of 470 new homes on the former colliery site along with extensive improvements to the town centre shops and creation of new business premises.
Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “Regenerating Cotgrave is a priority for Rushcliffe Borough Council and our partners.
“An integral part of that is making sure that both public services and business opportunities are provided to support the growth of the town. This project is an exceptional example of partnership working and I am delighted to see such progress.”
Jon Hermon, Business Manager for Belvoir Health Group said: “Belvoir Health Group are delighted that our long-awaited new medical centre is on its way.
“It is much needed and will enable us to offer primary care for the residents of Cotgrave in a modern, purpose built building with significantly more space.
“It will also provide a huge improvement in working conditions for our practice team and will help us work more closely with our colleagues in the community care teams. Alongside the new library it will be a real asset to the community.”
The new building was designed by West Hart Partnership who have extensive experience of delivering similar schemes throughout the UK and B&K Building Services Ltd secured the contract for its construction.
Once the Multi Service Centre is finished and operational, the next phase of the town centre improvements will commence which include the demolition of the existing health centre, library and police station to make way for new car parking and landscaping of the area.