The Chiswick Health Centre will replace an existing facility to provide a modern local community healthcare environment for residents with a broader range of GP services, including community and mental health services. It was designed by Allies & Morrison and its construction by the company continues Willmott Dixon’s recent work in the London borough, which includes the Brentford Block D and Frank Towell Court housing developments for Hounslow.
The new facility will include consulting and examination rooms, district nurse facilities, and community rooms. Further features include a public community garden, a private landscaped central courtyard and fifth floor terrace and gardens, to support local ecology and provide outdoor recreation space. Willmott Dixon will also deliver 55 affordable homes for key health workers such as nurses and physiotherapists.
All three practices currently operating from the site – Chiswick Family Doctors, Chiswick Health, and West 4 GPs – have supported the project. Doctor Preethi Venkatesham, of Chiswick Family Doctors, said: “For several years we have felt that the existing building is badly in need of repair and modernisation. We are very much looking forward to providing more and varied services for the community in Chiswick with better facilities housed in comfortable modern premises.”
The new Health Centre is set to open in Autumn 2024, and was procured through Pagabo’s Major Works Framework. It continues a track record for Willmott Dixon in community-based healthcare facilities that includes the Tessa Jowell Health Centre in Dulwich, Whitehouse Medical Centre in Milton Keynes, and Grove View Health and Care Hub in Dunstable.