West Gorton’s community hub is completed

The new community hub on the corner of Hyde Road and Clowes Street is now complete. The new medical centre will begin taking patients from this week.

Key to the regeneration programme in the area, the hub houses the relocated West Gorton Medical Centre from Wenlock Way. Including a pharmacy and shop with customer and disabled parking.

The new surgery building, which includes a training space aims to become the country’s first zero carbon doctor’s surgery building.

The development includes a significant greening scheme throughout the site. Such as planting beds, a fruit tree corner and an edible garden to provide the chance to learn about producing healthy foods.

The overall West Gorton regeneration programme is being delivered in partnership between the City Council, Keepmoat Homes, Matrix Homes and the Guinness Partnership.

The programme has involved the demolition of 440 outdated Council properties, including two tower blocks. The building of 212 new homes for social rent and the refurbishment of a further 144 retained homes. Keepmoat Homes are currently on site delivering up to 400 new homes for market sale.

The programme has also involved the extension of Armitage Primary school to provide additional school places. The redevelopment of the former Fujitsu Complex as “The Space Project”, a purpose built facility for large scale television and film production. Which over time, will create up to 500 new jobs.

Before the overall scheme is completed West Gorton will also see a new community park provided. Together with other public realm improvements.

The surgery project was funded and led by Assura PLC.  Designed by West Hart Partnership and delivered by LSP Developments.

Cllr Bernard Priest, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “West Gorton should be considered as one of the real success stories when it comes to neighbourhood regeneration.

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