New health centre for Milton Keynes
- Will serve over 20k people in locality
- All in one healthcare facility
- Space also for Thames Valley Police
- 2,600 hours of support to local unemployed adults
Our healthcare specialists have constructed a new health centre to serve residents in the Western Expansion Area of Milton Keynes which will also provide additional capacity for neighbouring estates.
The centre ensures residents in this growing town continue get access to the very best healthcare. It comes a short while after we built Brooklands Health Centre in the town to give residents access to the very best local healthcare.
Covering 30,400 sq ft, the 'all in one' facility includes consulting rooms, minor surgery and recovery rooms, nurse-led treatment rooms, a pharmacy, ancillary clinical support rooms and multi-purpose/health education rooms to serve around 22,500 people living nearby. There is also a space set aside for use by Thames Valley Police and an ambulance standby, alongside a café and car parking.
It's another big investment by Milton Keynes Council to provide essential as the town MK grows, so residents have the right facilities in place. It is operated by a practice appointed by the Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group and leased to local NHS partners by MK Council.
This was procured through Scape’s National Construction Framework - Major Works – England and Northern Ireland.
As part of our 'purpose beyond profit' values, we invested £1m into the provision of training and employment opportunities for local people and community activities over the course of the project.
Peter Owen, managing director at Willmott Dixon in the Midlands:
“Whitehouse Medical Centre is an advanced healthcare facility and, as such, is a key development for Milton Keynes. This is our 14th project for Milton Keynes Council in the past five years, which provides a clear demonstration of the value that can be generated through long-term relationships. We are very proud to have helped deliver this important scheme for the region, which will benefit the lives of residents within Milton Keynes by providing the highest-quality medical care and health facilities. As with all our projects, we aim to honour our 'purpose beyond profit' values and leave a lasting legacy to support local communities. We have done this throughout this project by investing £1m into the provision of training and employment opportunities for local people and community activities.
“These initiatives included providing 2,600 hours of support to local unemployed adults and 47 school or college workshop sessions. During the scheme, our team also donated 3,700 hours to support young people into work, 15 weeks of valuable work experience and 56 hours of voluntary work within the community.”
The on-site team also worked closely with Milton Keynes Work Tree Charity and the Macintyre Charity throughout the build and upon completion, the contractor has delivered over £610,000 of social return on investment.
Milton Keynes Council lead the delivery of the new centre on behalf of NHS partners.
Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said:
“Projects such as this one are vital to provide local residents with readily available healthcare facilities to support the growing population in the area.
“Our frameworks are carefully configured so that projects are delivered on time, on budget, with certainty and social value at their core. Procuring the project through Scape ensures employment and training opportunities for the local community, as well as the use of strong local supply chain partners.”