02 November 2011,

eLIFT Cumbria - New Sedbergh Health Centre Reaches Build Milestone

A topping out ceremony to commemorate the completion of the roof works on eLIFT Cumbria's new Sedbergh Health Centre took place on 1 November.

The ceremony was held at the former Auction Mart site on Station Road, with Sedbergh Medical Practice GP Dr Chrissie Hunt and Practice Manager Tracy Thornton.

Work on the new £1.8 million health centre began in April and is expected to be completed early next year.

The new health centre will include new services to benefit staff and patients; treatment rooms, a dispensary, dedicated space to provide medical services for Sedbergh School and a training and research suite.

Reaching this stage of the build process means that work can now begin internally. Once complete the existing Sedbergh Medical Practice based on Loftus Hill and its staff will move to the new location.

eLIFT Cumbria has worked closely with the Practice to develop the scheme which is being built by Askam Construction Limited.

Dr William Lumb from the Sedbergh Medical Practice, said: "I'm pleased that we have reached this stage in the build process within the timescale expected and now myself and my partners are really beginning to see the new health centre take shape.

"The new health centre will provide more room for both staff and patients in modern purpose built accommodation, which will help us provide a better service for our patients."

Gary Naylor, General Manager of eLIFT Cumbria Limited, said: ""We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with Sedbergh Medical Practice and Askam Construction as the final stages of the build process now take place."

For further details please contact eLIFT Cumbria Limited