Turf cutting ceremony held at £2.5m Berrow health centre
to build a multi-million pound new health campus in Berrow officially
started today (Thursday, June 10th) when a formal turf cutting
ceremony was held.
Jane Barrie OBE, Chairman of NHS Somerset, joined practice staff,
doctors and the project's architects, GVA Grimley, at an official
turf cutting ceremony this morning at the building site in Brent
The new £2.5million health campus is being jointly funded
by Burnham Medical Centre and NHS Somerset and will significantly
improve the health facilities available to local people.
In addition to the new GP branch surgery, providing larger consulting
and patient treatment rooms for the practice's nine doctors and
12 nursing and healthcare assistant team, the site will also have
a pharmacy, NHS dental services and day services supporting elderly
people with dementia.
Mrs Barrie told Burnham-On-Sea.com at this morning's ceremony:
"Although it seems to have taken a long time from initial
proposals to now seeing construction work start on the new health
campus, I am confident that local people will come to appreciate
what a marvellous health facility this is going to be, and how
much more convenient it will be for their day to day health needs."
Harvey Sampson, Practice Chairman at Burnham Medical Centre, added:
"Everyone within the practice is delighted that construction
work has now started on the new Berrow Health Campus. This new
development enables us fulfil our goal of bring high quality health
services to the people of Berrow and Brean and in the most modern
facilities, in addition to those already offered at our Love Lane
The projects architects and project managers, GVA Grimley,
expect the new campus to be completed by Spring 2011.
14,000 sq ft centre has been designed using its rural setting
as inspiration. The buildings light oak effect timber cladding
will be enhanced with landscaping of reeds, tall grasses and linear
trees. The campus is being constructed by Morgan Sindall.