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Major practice redevelopment project completed in North Somerset

16 February 2007

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A £3/4m refurbishment and extension to a North Somerset medical centre has been completed to time under the project management of GVA Grimley, incorporating Osmond Tricks.
The Brockway Surgery, part of the Backwell and Nailsea Medical Group, has now been officially opened by Dr Liam Fox, MP for Woodspring, who had worked for a time at the medical centre before taking up his seat at Westminster as the local MP.
GVA Grimley provided architectural and valuation services to The Brockway Surgery, as well as acting as project managers for the development, which was successfully completed within the nine-month contract period. Midas Property Services was appointed as building contractor.
The redevelopment of the surgery, which was originally built in the 1980s, has seen three new consulting rooms added in a one- and two-storey extension, a new nurses’ consulting room, a new reception area and large waiting room. For the staff there are two new offices, a staff room and separate meeting room.  The existing consulting rooms and treatment rooms have been refurbished.
Practice manager Maggie Robins said: “The surgery has been extended to allow us more scope to offer chronic disease clinics, which would previously have meant a visit to hospital for patients – for example for diabetes, CHD, respiratory and stroke. The partners have considered this a very worthwhile investment, which will enable us to further increase the type of services we can offer locally to the benefit of our patients.”
Gareth Cox, associate in GVA Grimley’s Building Project Management Consultancy team in Bristol, said: “We implemented a phased approach to the development work, to allow the Brockway Surgery to remain fully operational throughout, so limiting disruption to staff and patients.”
The Backwell and Nailsea Medical Group comprises two surgeries, looking after nearly 14,000 patients in North Somerset.