30 September 2010,

East London LIFTCo - Green Light for Newby Place

An outdated health centre in the heart of Tower Hamlets is set to be replaced with a new purpose build centre to meet the growing and changing needs of the local community. Work at Newby Place, which was given the green light last week, is expected to start later this month with construction taking around 18 months.

East London Lift Co was given the go ahead to redevelop and maintain the Newby Place Health Centre last week. The development will provide just under 2,000 sq metres of purpose built clinical facilities at an approximate cost of £5.6 million.

East London Lift Co, a joint venture between the public and private sector to facilitate improvement in public service infrastructure, will build the new centre and maintain it for 25 years on land provided by Tower Hamlets PCT. The completed project will provide a one stop shop for healthcare services for local residents including;

  • a large GP practice

  • an urgent care team

  • a sexual health clinic

  • podiatry

  • speech and language therapy unit

  • audiology

  • phlebotomy and district nurse

  • health visitor and adult social care teams

The Newby Place development is key to the Tower Hamlets PCT's "Improving Health and Wellbeing Strategy". The design of the new health centre has been an interactive process with representatives of the PCT's Estates and Commissioning directorates.

Key to this scheme has been the interaction with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets planning department as the site lies within a conservation area, in the grounds of a Grade One listed church.

Roger Lye, Chief Executive, East London Lift Co commented:

"We are delighted to have finalised plans for Newby Place. This redevelopment will transform health care services for this local community providing a new modern centre where local residents can access a wider range of services".

For further information please contact East London LIFTCo