£7.5million redevelopment for Lister House

Health / Tue 16th Oct 2018 at 01:16pm

HARLOW’S largest health centre is set to open the doors to its new and expanded surgery following a £7.5million re-development with support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

The new Lister House Health Centre, located on Abercrombie Way, has more than tripled its capacity and was designed by CAMM Architects. The state-of-the-art centre will offer dental, pharmacy, GP and other NHS services for more than 20,000 patients across Essex.

The redevelopment is expected to create more new jobs for healthcare professionals in the region.

The Trust in partnership with the Local Authority undertook a land swap enabling a new purpose-built health centre to be developed on Abercrombie Way. Harlow Health Centres Trust approached Lloyds Bank for a funding package of £5.7million, which was used towards the multi-million-pound project to build the new Lister House.

Lister House is one of seven health centres owned by Harlow Health Centre Trust Which include Addison House, Florence Nightingale Health Centre, Nuffield House, Sydenham House, Keats House and Osler House. These sites are leased out by the Trust to dentists, pharmacists, GPs and other NHS services.

The organisation is a not-for-profit registered charity, and donates surpluses profits towards health initiatives including medical research, the purchase of equipment and education and training of healthcare professionals.

The health centre will be officially opened on the 19th October by Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP.

Speaking about the redevelopment, the Chairperson of the Trust, Derek Fenny, said: “With the rapidly changing and demanding needs in local health facilities, Harlow Health Centre Trust have responded by replacing and enhancing the existing Health Centre.

“The new building is now modern and up-to-date. It will offer care to existing and new patients in this area of Harlow. The building was designed with the wellbeing of patients and staff in mind. It’s an incredibly calming space that’s spacious with lots of natural light. We’re really looking forward to launching later this month.

“The team at Lloyds Bank were of invaluable support throughout the whole redevelopment and we’re already in discussions about future plans. They have a really good understanding of the healthcare sector which helped us to navigate any challenges we might have faced with ease.”

Andrew Morgan, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “Harlow Health Centre Trust is one-of-a-kind and has donated £1.5 million in grants and funding for health initiatives across Essex and Hertfordshire. The new Lister House building looks incredible and is a real boost for the area, both in terms of increased healthcare services and new jobs.

We’re committed to helping Britain prosper by supporting healthcare organisations like Harlow Health Centre Trust which is why we’ve pledged to increase our lending to SME and mid-sized businesses by £2 billion this year.”

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2 Comments for £7.5million redevelopment for Lister House:

2018-10-17 15:36:04

You still can't through on the phones or see your GP within 6 weeks. Not really sure what this opening has really changed operationally...

2018-11-07 11:51:43

Apart from not having sufficient medical staff to cope with the 20,000 patients registered at the practice, the building is by no way perfect. The following needs could have been designed into the building. 1.Putting two large door opening within close proximity from the reception and pharmacy is going to be a nightmare in the winter to battle against the cold. Particularly as they both face North. 2. No children’s play area in a very large reception to keep them occupied whilst they have the long wait. 3. Consulting room are very large but they omitted to ground floor to install opaque glazing making it necessary to have the blinds drawn all the time. 4. Staff have blocked at window from office area to reception. This window is required to see into reception for a fire and other emergency purpose. If they did not require the window they should have cctv monitoring into the main office. Just a few technical grouses. Hope they get noted!!!!!!

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