City council progresses with Upper Brook Street GP surgery

Plans for a new medical centre in the heart of the city have been moved forward; the council’s Cabinet approved the development of the Upper Brook Street car park by specialist primary healthcare developer, Assura plc.  

Since February this year, the council has worked with key stakeholders including, St Clements GP Practice and West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to find the most suitable way of delivering a new building.

The project now moves into the final stages of scoping a new internal building design, with construction anticipated to start in spring 2022. Assura plc, specialists in designing, building and managing General Practitioner and primary care buildings will be working alongside the CCG and St Clements Practice to deliver a brand new medical centre.

Dr Suzie Burns of St. Clements surgery, said:

“We are delighted to be progressing the development of a new building for St Clements with the needs of our diverse practice population at the heart of the design.”

Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management, Cllr Kelsie Learney, added:

“It is exciting to see progress of the new city centre GP surgery. Assura are experts in their field and will deliver a first-class facility. The development will help provide better medical care for all Winchester residents.”