Ground-breaking: Work starts on building of new medical centre in Cromer

Dave Chilcott, left, managing director Healthcare and Community Construction, with councillors and D

Dave Chilcott, left, managing director Healthcare and Community Construction, with councillors and Dr Raife Oliver, right, lead partner at the Cromer Group Practice, ready with a digger as work starts on the new Cromer Medical Centre at Cabbell Park. From left the councillors are, Nigel Pearce; leader Tom FitzPatrick, in the driver's seat; and John Lee, front. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Work has started on the construction of a new medical centre in Cromer after the council confirmed the sale of land, which paves the way for the £3.5 million development, has been completed.

Construction work starting on the Medical Centre at Cabbell Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Construction work starting on the Medical Centre at Cabbell Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The GP surgery and pharmacy will share the Mill Road site with Cromer Football Club and form part of a community healthcare hub with nearby Cromer Hospital, which sits on the opposite side of the road.

It will include more than 60 car parking spaces, with more than half set aside for free parking for patients.

The new fit-for-purpose medical centre, which will replace the nearby practice in Overstrand Road, is expected to take 12 months to complete and open in March 2018.

North Norfolk District Council leader Tom FitzPatrick climbed into a JCB for the sod-cutting ceremony on Thursday. He said: 'It will help with over crowding.'


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