Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre scheme handed over

Topic Health

Date 19 Dec 2023

Galliford Try’s Building Southern business has successfully handed over the £12.2m Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre (EMHC) development in Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent.

Developed on behalf of GB Partnerships and in partnership with Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, Edenbridge Medical Practice and Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, the new EMHC includes community areas and rooms, putting health services at the heart of the community, and bringing together a wide range of health services to make healthcare more accessible to all.

The new facility, designed by LSI Architects, is a part two-storey building, with public services on the ground floor and staff amenities on the first floor. Services for the EMHC include a GP practice, outpatient services, minor injury unit, x-ray services, phlebotomy, therapies and social prescribing and will provide approximately 2000 sqm of clinical and community space, along with vehicle parking and landscaping.

In addition to incorporating a memorial garden area for conservation, and an emphasis on health, wellbeing and lifestyle services, the new centre has been designed to be sustainable and in-keeping with the local environment. The project also includes a section 278 agreement for a new entrance and associated bus stop reconfiguration.

As part of the teams’ efforts, Edenbridge Memorial Centre site staff also raised donations of £2,317 for the Edenbridge Scout Group. The funds will be used for the purchase of two outdoor tents that can be used by the children throughout the various seasons. The funds were raised through creating veg planters on site, bake sales, and generous donations from all supply chain partners.

Gavin Bridge, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building Southern, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the vision of the Edenbridge Memorial Health Centre to fruition and successfully delivered the high- quality facilities that the local community deserve.”