04 October 2007,

New ‘green’ medical centre opens in Gosport

New 'green' medical centre opens in Gosport

Solent Community Solutions are proud to announce handover of a new environmentally-friendly Medical Centre in Gosport

The exciting and innovative £2.3 million Brune Medical Centre development, with its strong commitment to having a positive impact on the environment, was officially handed over to Hampshire PCT on Friday 29 September by Solent Community Solutions (SCS).

The centre, which has been completed on time and to budget, has been built using wood from sustainable forests in its timber frame construction with heating provided by bio-fuel boilers. Located on Rowner Road it replaces existing cramped and inefficient GP premises ensuring that the community of Gosport will now receive their healthcare within modern and vibrant surroundings.

George Anderson, General Manager of SCS, said: "Solent Community Solutions is, like many other responsible organisations, extremely aware of the impact of global warming and in that sense is focused on building sustainable developments, where possible using recycled products and materials." 

Gareth Cruddace, Chief Executive of Hampshire Primary Care Trust, said: "I am very pleased to see the new medical centre opening, on time and budget. The building is replacing facilities that are not fit-for-purpose and providing additional services that are much needed in Gosport . This
project is the result of a strong partnership between the PCT, local GPs, Gosport Borough Council and our Local Improvement Finance Trust: Solent Community Solutions, and has resulted in improved facilities to be proud of."

Bringing together a range of primary healthcare professionals, this new development will support and enhance delivery of primary care services within the community and will specifically provide:

  • Family based GP practice

  • NHS dental services

  • Practice Nurse training

  • Mental Health counselling

  • Chronic disease management

  • Cervical smear screening

  • Immunisation clinics

  • Minor surgery

  • Community pharmacy

A spokesperson from the GP practice, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the new premises and with how quickly and how well it has been built for us. We have enjoyed working with SCS and the PCT in establishing this new facility and look forward to having the increased space. This will, in due course, allow us to expand the services which we now offer in Northern Gosport."

The Brune Medical Centre forms part of a significant portfolio of community-based facilities currently being developed by Solent Community Solutions, which includes the Oak Park Children's Centre.