A ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the construction phase of a new health facility and school on the old Surbiton Hospital site took place on Friday 4th November.
Kingston MP Ed Davey, also minister for employment relations, consumer and postal affairs, spoke at the event, which was attended by school children, patient representatives, health practitioners and partners.
Once open in the early part of 2013 the health facility will house four local GP practices and provide a wide range of health services for the local population, including urgent care, diagnostics, community health services and therapies.
A two-form entry primary school is also to be provided on the site from September 2012, addressing demand for school places in the area.
David Smith, Director for Health and Adult Services in Kingston, said: "This is a great day for health and education services in Kingston and it demonstrates that by working together we can create innovative schemes and deliver better services for local people, at lower cost.
We look forward to opening a new primary school and health facility, to benefit local people for generations to come."
The project is being delivered by developer South West London Health Partnerships on behalf of NHS Kingston, with Willmott Dixon managing construction work on site.
The project has been developed with South West London Health Partnerships under the NHS LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) initiative. The company is a public private partnership which includes primary care trusts in South West London as well as Community Health Partnerships.
For further informatiojn please contact South West London Health Partnerships LIFTCo