Date 16 Feb 2022
Representatives from Galliford Try’s Building Southern business were joined by local MPs Sir Peter Bottomley and Tim Loughton and client Worthing Borough Council to mark the start on site of the town’s major new integrated health care facility.
The £30m Worthing Integrated Care Centre (WICC) will provide GP, mental health, community and dentistry services under one roof, as well as providing a pharmacy and additional services for families and young children. A multi-storey car park will also be built at the site.
The scheme has strong sustainability credentials, utilising a brownfield site, while targeting a BREEAM Excellent certification, and will feature an air source heat pump that will provide the majority of heating, as well as photovoltaic solar panels.
Worthing Borough Council leader Councillor Kevin Jenkins said: “This state-of-the-art facility will help support the long-term health of the community and will be of huge benefit to residents across the whole of Worthing.
“Integrated healthcare like this keeps people out of hospital by allowing the experts to diagnose conditions earlier so patients can begin their treatment more quickly. We couldn't do this by ourselves but by working with our NHS partners and Galliford Try, we are creating a centre for healthcare that will be one of the best in the country.”
Gavin Bridge, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building Southern, commented: “All the team are inspired by providing high-quality public buildings that make a real difference to their local communities. This project is a fantastic example of that, bringing together much-needed services under one roof, in what will be a modern, vibrant facility.
“We look forward to working with all the stakeholders involved, including the local people and where possible offer employment opportunities during the construction phase, to help provide the very best services they deserve.”