More than 25 people braved the cold weather to tour the site of the new £11.5m healthcare hub in King's Lynn.

The Hub's construction started in late Autumn 2023.

The centre at Nar Ouse Way will house primary care services, as well as a maternity hub and rehabilitation therapy services from the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The building has been produced using MMC – Modern Methods of Construction – where building structures are manufactured offsite.

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These modern construction methods are seen as a quicker, less wasteful approach resulting in less environmental impact.

Paul Higham, director of Primary Care Estates at NHS Norfolk and Waveney ICB said: "We are delighted with the progress we're seeing on site and it's exciting to see this much-needed development finally taking shape.

"This new health hub will provide a range of health services that will help to meet residents' needs for healthcare services in King’s Lynn now, and to meet the growing demand from the planned expansion of the town."

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Triple-glazed windows, air source heat pumps and LED lighting will help to reduce energy consumption.

Eastern Daily Press: A sneak peek into the new health hubA sneak peek into the new health hub (Image: NHS Norfolk and Waveney)

An intelligent membrane has been sprayed on the walls to create an airtight building shell, and insulation throughout the building has been upgraded.

Additionally, the new hub will have an A+ energy performance rating and will be Net Zero Carbon in operation, meaning it will generate more energy than it uses.

The King's Lynn project is part of a wider £25.2m NHS investment into healthcare facilities in Norfolk and Waveney.

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Victoria Shaw, property development partner at NHS Property Services, said: "The new healthcare hub will offer people in King’s Lynn and the surrounding areas a sustainable, modern, and fully accessible facility.

"Through NHS Property Services’ partnership with customers, we can assist health professionals in delivering the best possible care to patients in a building designed to meet their needs."

The current expected completion date for the Health Hub in King’s Lynn is Summer 2024.