Kajima is the main developer, working in partnership with GPI and O’Hare & McGovern to form GPG O’Hare, the consortium that has been selected by The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to build and manage the £40 million project. Graham Asset Management will undertake the facilities management requirements for the new facility over the contract term.
Situated on the Lagan Valley Hospital site, the 12,792sqm Centre will be jointly funded by GPG O’Hare and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB), and will bring together eight GP practices and other health care services into a single facility.
As well as providing accommodation for GP services, the Centre will offer a wide range of facilities for outpatient and diagnostic services across a range of specialties to serve the city of Lisburn and its hinterland. It is expected that construction of the new facility will create approximately 250 jobs. Work is scheduled to commence in April 2019, with the development being fully operational in 2021.
When complete the Centre will offer modern, fit for purpose consultation and treatment facilities for a wide range of primary care services such as allied health professionals, children’s services, adult mental health, addiction services and will be better enabled to meet the needs of patients for the 21st century.
By integrating primary and community care services under one roof, the new Centre will encourage multi-disciplinary, community-centred care, representing a transformation in the way that health care is delivered, in line with the Department of Health’s vision, as set out in the ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026- Delivering Together’ strategy.
Jitesh Patel, Project Director at Kajima Partnerships, commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to develop the new Primary & Community Care Centre for Lisburn. This is a landmark development in healthcare provision and one which reflects our commitment to delivering outstanding facilities tailored to meet the specific needs of the local community.
“We look forward to working with the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and our partners GPI and O’Hare & McGovern to ensure that the Centre is completed to the highest possible standards, making healthcare more accessible to the local community, helping to reduce hospital admissions.”