01 February 2012,

GRT Nottingham LIFTCo - £23m Bulwell Riverside Open for Business

Bulwell's new one-stop shop bringing together City Council, NHS and housing services is now open for business

A brand new £23 million joint service centre will bring together services delivered by Nottingham City Council, NHS Nottingham City and Nottingham City Homes all under one roof in Bulwell.

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: "Bulwell Riverside will be the city's third and largest joint service centre and will be the hub of the community offering a convenient single point of customer access to services including housing, welfare rights, youth and play facilities and GP practices."

"The library and community facility takes pride of place in the heart of the building, providing a lively shop front alongside a café with terrace view across the River Leen and Bulwell Bogs Park.

"The new play centre with a natural creative play garden and youth facility with sports hall, recording studio and training kitchen, are intended to promote the health and well being of Bulwell's young people and families.

"It will bring many benefits to the local community including a range of linked services in an easily accessible, attractive, state-of-the-art building."

Lyn Bacon, Chief Executive of Nottingham CityCare Partnership, which will deliver community health services at the Bulwell Riverside, added: "This new facility is great news for Bulwell. Working together in the heart of the community, local services will be able to support improvements in health and wellbeing by jointly offering the best holistic care for local people."

"It's been great being involved in this multi-million pound project which will give local people easy and convenient local access to a number of services all under one roof. The Friends Group acts as the voice for citizens in Bulwell and it's great that we've had the opportunity to be involved at every stage of the project." Ros Yousouf, Friend of Bulwell Riverside.

Building work started in 2009 and was completed in November 2011. The project was developed and delivered by Greater Nottingham LIFT Company Limited, who will also maintain the building over the next 25 years of use.

To find out more about the new centre please visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/bulwellriverside

For futher information please contact GRT Nottingham LIFTCo